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Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Rosé 2011

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
The Wine Making Team
Main Variety
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
12.28 %vol
pH
3.15
RS
10.0 g/l
TA
7.1 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Cap_Classique
Style
Off Dry
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

This pale blush MCC shows upfront strawberry, flambéed plum and wild cherry aromas with undertones of oyster shell on the nose. The palate is seductively fresh and persistent with a lingering aftertaste of honey cake and sliced grapefruit. The mousse is fine and soft, leaving the taste buds with a tantalized sensation.

Ageing Potential

The wine can be cellared for 3 – 5 years from vintage.

Blend Information

55% Pinot noir, 45% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Served well chilled, this wine can be enjoyed on its own or with oysters, delicate seafood dishes and light salads.

In The Vineyard

The 2011 harvest in the Western Cape was warmer and dryer than normal, resulting in lower yields, smaller bunches and consequently riper flavours. These seasonal conditions produced sound, fully ripe and healthy grapes with resultant wines rich, soft and generous in flavour.

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand harvested into bins in the cool of the morning.

In The Cellar

They were then whole-bunch pressed and only free run juice was used for final blend. Select yeast was used for primary fermentation. A 20% portion of the Chardonnay was also put through malolactic fermentation. The wine was blended and bottled where it then underwent the iconic MCC fermentation. This was followed by bottle maturation of approximately 24 months, and only then was it disgorged, corked and labelled.

This MCC was matured on lees, in bottle, for 24 months.


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