2016 Pieter Ferreira Vintage Rosé MCC

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2016 Pieter Ferreira Vintage Rosé MCC

No introductions are required for Mr and Mrs Bubbles themselves. Ann, the owner, and Pieter, the winemaker, at Pieter Ferreira are nothing short of South African legends.

Pieter has always been a fearless boundary breaker when it comes to producing some of the world’s best bubbly – his journey started out with three harvests in Champagne before returning to South Africa where he chairs the Cap Classique Association and is a member of the Cape Winemakers Guild. 

 

Tasting Notes

Colour

Attractive pale salmon pink with a touch of golden hue. Persistent and delicate bead and mousse, with fine bubbles rising slowly. 

Nose

A nose of sweet and sour cherries with fresh pear. Delicate fruit on the palate, elegant, and showing great finesse and brightness. 

Palate

Great vibrant mouth-feel with raspberry notes, tropical nuances leading to a bright long, lingering finish.

2015 Pieter Ferreira Vintage Rosé MCC

Vintage

The Cape Winelands 2015 vintage is a brilliant vintage – known as a ‘rockstar’ year for wine – due to mild, temperate conditions during the growing season which allowed for even-ripening of grapes. These beautiful ripeness levels in the Pinot Noir allowed for a wine offering a bright fresh acidity between the layers of structured complexity.


Vinification

Prior to pressing, the whole bunches were allowed a brief, fleeting period of enzymatic colour extraction to draw sufficient natural colour from the red skins. The whole bunches were gently pressed, with the separation of cuvée from the taille after which the clear juice was fermented in stainless steel. After the first fermentation, the wine was prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine was left on the lees for 72 months before the sediment was removed in the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement. The bottles were then corked and laid down for a further six months cork maturation.

Ratings

"Pouring a lovely pale salmon hue, 2015 was the first vintage for this rosé. Wild strawberries, raspberries, light biscuit works across a doughy core, with lovely development. Pinot Noir certainly likes more time under cork. After 7 years on lees, this spent 6 months on cork before release." 95/100 Jamie Goode

Specifications

Year 2016
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Pinot Noir
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
12% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9 units
Type Fizz
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Robertson
Appellation WO Western Cape