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De Wetshof Estate MCC Pinot Noir Brut 2008

De Wetshof Estate MCC Pinot Noir Brut 2008

Region:

Robertson

Main Cultivar:

Methode Cap Classique

Price Category:

R150-R200

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Tasting Notes

This Methode Cap Classique with its charming salmon color has a persistent bubble and a lively rich mousse. On the nose it expresses brioche, dark fruit and flowers, while the palate is alive with citrus and berry notes complemented by a slight hint of baked biscuits. This wine typifies a good Methode Cap Classique's ability to offer wines that are fresh, lively yet elegant.

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Vinification

Following the classical production process for the making of great sparkling wine, whole bunch pressing of the grapes was done for complexity After 3 - 5 hours skin contact to ensure a classic rose hue, the juice was allowed to settle for 12 hours before fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature of 11 degrees C After 21 days' fermentation, the wine was racked from the gross lees and left partly in tank on the fine lees for 8 months to mature. The wine was bottled and allowed to go into the process of a second fermentation during which the bubbles were formed. In total, the wine spent 42 months in bottle on fine lees for character and complexity before being degorged and sealed with cork. No dosage was added, allowing for a character expressing the classic elegance of Pinot Noir in a fresh and sophisticated sparkling wine.

Technical Data

Alc%  RS    pH    TA    Free
SO2   
Total
SO2   
12.8 6.59 3.23 6.4 39 6