2020 SA Sparkling Award - Double Gold
2017 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2016 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 star
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 3 stars
2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 3½ stars
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.