MCC Blanc de Blancs

A lingering and vibrant mousse brings to the surface flavours and aromas of lime leaf, brioche, and roasted almonds, with hints caramelized green apple, citrus and ripe strawberry. The elegant mouth feel ends off with a fine and fresh minerality.

Jasper Raats & Hendrien de Munck

MCC Blanc de Blancs

Style

Elegant Blanc de Blancs produced from 100% Chardonnay

Aroma Profile

A lingering and vibrant mousse brings to the surface flavours and aromas of toasted brioche, roasted almonds and barley, with hints of green apple. The elegant mouth feel ends off with a fine and fresh minerality.

Terrior

Rooted in the oldest viticulture soil in the world, it is made up of decomposed granite on the lower slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. This vineyard enjoyed the refreshingly cool breezes from False Bay (Atlantic Ocean) during the day and cool night air flowing down the mountain, resulting in even ripening of the berries and good natural acidity. The macro climate is maritime, with cold wet winters and sunny warm summers.

Viticulture

The vineyards are meticulously cared for by hand. The crop is reduced to ensure maximum quality. Organic and biodynamic practises are employed by not using any pesticides, herbicides or chemical spay.

Vinification

The grapes were whole bunch pressed and only the free run juice was used. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, after which it was matured, hand riddled on the lees for 40 months, before disgorgement.

Origin

Longridge Wine Estate, Helderberg, Stellenbosch.

More information

Winemaker – Jasper Raats & Hendrien de Munck

Alc: 12.7% ; RS: 2.7 g/l ; TA: 6.8 g/l ; pH: 3.2

Awards

4* John Platter Wine Guide 2015
92/100 Tim Atkin

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