Darling Cellars MCC Brut Rose 2016

Darling Cellars MCC Brut Rose 2016

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.

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

variety : Grenache [ 100% Grenache ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 12.6 % vol  rs : 8.3 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 7.1 g/l  so2 : 20 mg/l  fso2 : 80 mg/l  
type : Cap_Classique  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

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.

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

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale