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Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 11.2 %vol
pH - 3.1
RS - 9.0 g/l
Total Acid - 7.9 g/l
SO2 - 18 mg/l
Free SO2 - 72 mg/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry
Body - 0
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes
A pale golden color with lime green tinges gives a hint to the flavors that might follow. The bouquet displays buttery, toasty, ripe apples and citrus notes. Flavors follow through on the palate with a crisp, well balanced acidity and undertones of brioche and butterscotch due to extended lees contact.

Blend Information
100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions
This stylish MCC will compliment any occasion.

In The Vineyard

Origin: Darling
Cultivar(s): 100% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Terroir: Medium yellow, non-arid sandy soils with 60% red laterite dominating the sub surface soil.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land farmed


About The Harvest

The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness for a MCC, a little higher in acidity and not overripe to preserve the natural acidity and have a low alcohol.
Yield: 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 18° B


In The Cellar

Never a fast process, developing our Methodé Cap Classique was no exception to the rule. Secondary fermentation leads to the buildup of pressure and infusion of bubbles into the wine, making this a stunning, naturally bottle fermented, matured on lees MCC.

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation and secondary fermentation in the bottle
Maturation: Kept on the lees for 16 months for a fuller mouth feel, complexity and stable bubbles


Additional Information
Definitely wines to look out for, as they are only available from the cellar door and at selected outlets.


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2016 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2015 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2014 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2013 Abe Beukes & Welma Myburgh Chardonnay
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa