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MCC Brut 2016

R 200.00

AWARDS  |  TASTING NOTES

Effervescent elegance in a glass – our beautifully balanced MCC, the winner of multiple trophies and awards through the years, consistently sells out before the anticipated release of the next vintage.

Sometimes, a celebration is just for two – you and the bottle – for all other special occasions, sharing is essential as long as the MCC is ice cold and the company invaluable.

Bright straw yellow in colour, with extremely fine streams of bubbles that carry wafts of biscuity richness to the nose, nuanced by fresh citrus aromas with hints of grapefruit peel, before the palate is filled with a delightfully vigorous ‘mousse’ – the explosion of bubbles that gives way to fresh lemon and lime flavours balanced by a lemon-cream richness that ends long and flavourful, with a mineral green apple crispness.

Classically served with oysters and caviar, the exuberant effervescence and elegance of this wine makes for an unmatchable food partner, with the effervescence cutting 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 offerings. From an English breakfast, to Eggs Benedict, to Sushi or Soup; from Trout to Salmon, or Fowl to Pasta – in short, the food world is your oyster with a bottle of De Grendel MCC Brut. 

Best enjoyed now, since we have done the aging for you – however, should you wish to keep a few bottles, you can expect the acidity to lower after a few years, resulting in a richer, creamier wine with flavours developing away from citrus and towards pear with increased yeasty aromas.

 

TASTING NOTES:

MCC Brut 2016 - PDF

MCC Brut 2015 - PDF

MCC Brut 2014 - PDF

MCC Brut 2013 - PDF

MCC Brut 2012 - PDF

MCC Brut 2011 - PDF 

 

AWARDS:

 

2012

Platter’s 4 Stars

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Trophy

2011

 Amorim MCC Challenge 2013 Gold

Platter's 4 Stars

Winemakers Choice Awards 2013 Trophy

2010

 Amorim MCC Challenge 2012 Gold

2009

 Veritas Gold

2008
Platter's 4 Stars

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Pale lemon colour with exceptionally fine mousse. It exudes freshness and pure fruit on the nose by showcasing vibrant notes of Granny Smith apple, white blossom, candied lemon rind and white peach. Creamy, biscuit notes give texture to the lively citrus and green apple. An elegant and refined MCC with a yeasty undercurrent on the palate.
This Méthode Cap Classique is the quintessential drink for all occasions and is the most versatile wine for food pairings. Enjoy it as an aperitif before dinner or with eggs Benedict and warm croissants for breakfast. It also marries well with scallop carpaccio, choux pastries, rich chicken liver pâté and fresh pan-seared fish with a beurre blanc sauce.
The 2016 vintage was the smallest in five years after a hot, dry growing season which impacted yields. However, the quality of grape flavour concentration was not affected. The Cape Town area were less affected than inland areas due to cooler temperatures as a result of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
The De Grendel MCC is a classic blend of 64% Chardonnay and 36% Pinot Noir. Grape bunches were handpicked and gently wholebunch pressed to produce a more elegant wine. After settling and racking, the juice was inoculated and fermented into base wine in stainless steel tanks where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The base wine was filtered and bottled with ‘Liqueur de Tirage’, a yeast and sugar mixture which facilitates secondary fermentation in the bottle which creates natural carbonation. The wine was aged on the yeast in the bottle for 15 months to create that delicious biscuit-like richness before ‘dégorgement’ – the process whereby

2012     

Platter’s 4 Stars

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Trophy

2011     

Amorim MCC Challenge 2013 Gold

Platter's 4 Stars

Winemakers Choice Awards 2013 Trophy

2010     

Amorim MCC Challenge 2012 Gold

2009     

Veritas Gold

2008     

Platter's 4 Stars