Eikendal Brut Methode Cap Classique 2017

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Primary Notes: Peach Lime Mineral

Secondary Notes: Creamy

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 12%

Origin: Stellenbosch, South Africa


Grape: Chardonnay

Fermentation: Steel



Serving Temperature: Best served between 12–14 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: dimsum, crispy duck pancake

Western Food Pairing: Pear, Goats' Cheese & Walnut Salad, Oysters, Raspberry Baked Brie, Gorgonzola Mushrooms


Eikendal Brut Methode Cap Classique 2017

The exuberant Eikendal MĂ©thode Cap Classique is made in very small quantities. On the nose it lures with citrus and lime notes, peaches and cream and a fresh minerality. The long, slow bottle fermentation produced a very fine, pleasing mousse on the palate.

100% Chardonnay Clone 277 was specifically used for the MCC. The vineyards have been trellised in the VSP system. Plant spacing is 2.4 x 1m. Vines are under irrigation, using the Leaf Water Potential method to measure water stress in the grapes.
The grapes were hand-picked.

Canopy was kept closed throughout the growing season to ensure minimal light intensity and as a result fresh acidity and remarkable concentrated flavours in the grapes. The grapes were picked early at approximately 19°B. Only the finest heart of the press juice was used for this noble MCC. Settled for two nights. Fermentation in stainless steel took place at approximately 12'C, relying solely on naturally present, wild yeasts. After fermentation the base wine was kept on the gross lees for six months. The wine was then bottled for secondary fermentation and aged two years on the lees in the bottle, before it was riddled, disgorged and finally bottled.
Ageing potential: Up to 10 years if cellared correctly.
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