Taking its inspiration from the design of the Ducati Monster, we stripped off all the bling so commonly associated Champagnes, MCC, Prosecco’s etc. Yes, you can’t read the label which makes you pick it up and engage….now you just have to buy it. 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.
Black Elephant Vintners,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
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 2days 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 base wine. Fermentation lasts for 14days at 15°C. 12 months of full lees contact is allowed post fermentation to add richness and texture to the wine. After 12months in the tank, the base wine is stabilized and bottled for second fermentation under a crown cap. This wine spent 27months in the bottle before disgorging.
In The Vineyard
The fruit for our NV Chardonnay/ Pinot Noir Brut MCC was selected from various vineyards growing in the Franschhoek Valley. Each site contributes a different flavour profile to the final blend as it grows in diverse soil types and slopes.
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, freshly picked red apples with rich creamy complexity and cherries on the palate. The exceptionally fine mousse contributes freshness and finesse.