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Darling Cellars MCC Brut Rose 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Grenache
Alcohol - 12.6 %vol
pH - 3.2
RS - 8.3 g/l
Total Acid - 7.1 g/l
SO2 - 20 mg/l
Free SO2 - 80 mg/l
Appellation - Darling


Type - Cap_Classique
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

This Brut Rosé has a salmon pink colour with an elegant nose. The nose shows a fruity bouquet of red berries, guava, watermelon, pomegranate and candy floss. The palate has a fresh acidity that results in a clean dry finish.

Blend Information

100% Grenache

Food Suggestions

This stylish MCC will compliment any occasion. Definitely wines to look out for, as they are only available from the cellar door and at selected outlets.

In The Vineyard

Origin: Darling
Cultivar(s): 100% Grenache
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

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. The Grenache 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. 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

We have created some stand-alone premium wines to showcase the diversity of Darling Cellars and the Darling region. All so unique, we couldn’t find a place for them in our 3 core ranges. Definitely wines to look out for, as they are only available from the cellar door.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars MCC Brut Rose 2016 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Grenache
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa