2020 SA Sparkling Wine Championships - Double Gold
The wine is refreshingly dry with abundant strawberry and raspberry flavours. It has a delicate mousse which supports a dry, rich palate.
70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2001
Soil: Hutton / Oakleaf
Yield: 6 t/ha
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250m South Facing
About The Harvest
The grapes are picked greener to capture youthful fruit and a higher acidity level is needed to make the MCC sparkling wine. The fruit is carefully selected from slopes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
In The Cellar
After fermentation the wine is blended with previous vintages and a final blend is then bottled for the second fermentation. Hence the wine being labelled non-vintage. The second fermentation and ageing normally taskes 12—14 months.