MCC Blanc de Blancs

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.

Jasper Raats & Hendrien de Munck

MCC Blanc de Blancs

CURRENT VINTAGE 2015

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

Biodynamic (organic) practises are followed and therefore no herbicides or chemical sprays were used in the production of these grapes. The fruit was hand picked in small picking bins to ensure that perfect grapes reached the cellar.

Vinification

The Chardonnay was tank fermented with native yeast before being bottled. Secondary fermentation was induced in the bottle and matured on the lees for 40 months with 9 days of remuage, prior to disgorgement. Only free run juice used to create this elegant Cap Classique.

Origin

Longridge Wine Estate, Helderberg, Stellenbosch.

More information

Winemaker – Jasper Raats & Hendrien de Munck
Alc: 12% / RS: 1.8g/l / TA: 6.5g/l / pH: 3.19

Awards

3½* John Platter Wine Guide 2015

90/100 Jamie Good 2015