I am ALL for bubbles – and I am especially excited to try the MCC from Nederburg on #CapClassiqueDay, taking place on 1 September.
The very first successful attempt at creating an MCC at Nederburg, it’s meant to commemorate the farm’s journey of more than two centuries of winemaking excellence.
This sophisticated, elegantly complex and dry effervescent wine is made in the traditional bottle-fermented style, from a cellar-selected blend of premium noble grape varieties, Chardonnay (50%) and Pinot noir (50%).
Hand-picked grapes were sourced from top-performing vineyards, situated in Stellenbosch, Durbanville and Simondium. Cooled by maritime breezes for optimal ripening of the fruit, the Pinot noir vines grow in deep red soil, while the Chardonnay vineyards are established in supplementary irrigated sandy/loam soil.
The Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes were harvested by hand when it had reached an optimal level of ripeness. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, and the juice left to settle overnight. After cold and partial malolactic fermentation, it was prepared for secondary bottle fermentation. The wine was left on the lees for 72 months before the sediment was removed using the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement.
Made by previous Nederburg cellar-master Andrea Freeborough, this impressive MCC Brut is bright and clear in colour with golden undertones. Expect delicate aromas of crisp green apples, orange peel and almonds opening up into red berries. The rich, layered and elegantly dry palate is reminiscent of freshly baked brioche with notes of citrus and juicy red berry fruit.
An ideal accompaniment to any occasion, this MCC Brut is outstanding with fresh sushi, oysters and caviar, fresh summer salads and cold soups. The effervescence cuts through butter, egg or cream-based sauces, while the acidity serves to either clean the palate after subtly flavoured dishes, or compliment the tartness of tomato-based dishes.
To order a bottle of Nederburg MCC at only R195 per 750ml bottle, visit the online shop. To qualify for a 15% discount (applicable from 1 to 30 September 2020), please use voucher code NEDSPRING when checking out.
Visit www.nederburg.com for more information.