Wine: Black Elephant Vintners Brut MCC Wine of Origin: 100% Franschhoek Valley Bottling date: November 2016 Production: 5 200 x 750ml Technical Analysis: Alcohol Extract Ph TA VA FSO2 TSO2 RS 11.81%vol. 14.4g/l 3.07 7.1g/l 0.25g/l 15mg/l 50mg/l 8.70g/l The fruit for our Chardonnay/ Pinot Noir Brut MCC was selected from a 2 vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley. Each site contributes a different flavour profile to the final blend as it grows in diverse soil types and slopes. Harvest dates: End of January to first week of February 2014 Winemaking: Our Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut MCC is made from 2 vineyards growing in the Franschhoek valley. The blend comprises 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are harvested on the same day and chilled overnight in our cold room. All our fruit is handpicked in the early morning and handled reductively to preserve the integrity of the fruit. A light whole bunch pressing according to the traditional champagne method is followed by 2 days of cold settling to clarify the juice. A maximum of 500L/ton is recovered at this stage. The juice is inoculated with selected Champagne yeast to enhance freshness and elegance in the basewine. Fermentation lasts for 14 days at 15°C. 12 Months of full lees contact is allowed post fermentation to add richness and texture to the wine. After 12 months in tank the basewine is stabilized and bottled for second fermentation under crown cap. This wine spent 16 months in bottle before disgorging. Maturation: 12 months on its primary lees prebottling. 16 months under crown cap. Tasting note: A classic blend of Chardonnay (75%) contributing fruit and elegance and Pinot Noir (25%) for complexity and length of flavour. Light yeasty aromas and tones of citrus, fresh picked red apples with a rich creamy complexity and cherries on the palate. The exceptionally fine mousse contributes freshness and finesse. CHEERS!
Black Elephant MCC Brut
R275.00 – R1,650.00
Taking its inspiration from the design of the Ducati Monster, we stripped off all the bling so commonly associated Champagnes, Cap Classique, Proseccos etc. Yes, you cant read the label which makes you pick it up and engage .now you just have to put it into your trolley and buy it. Well suited to the African palate, that prefers sweet, but wants to drink a dry style. With a sugar level of 8g/l, well below the Brut limit of 12g/l, combined with the Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend we have a style that is far more accessible. A very Sociable style that is suited to large parties, wedding and groups of friends, you will need more than one bottle. Best paired with Long Cool Woman (in a black dress) by The Hollies