MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE BLANC
This prestige cuvée Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) sparkling-wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The grapes were carefully selected for best quality and hand-picked in the cool early hours of the morning. A slow and gentle whole-bunch press was done on the grapes and only the first press fraction (cuvée) / best juice was used from each batch. After settling, the juice was racked and inoculated with yeast for the alcoholic fermentation, and thereafter full malolactic fermentation was completed on all the base wines. Blended and bottled in 2015, our Aristea MCC undergoes a lengthy secondary bottle fermentation and maturation period of a minimum of 3 years on the lees before disgorgement.
This wine is classically styled with a soft and lasting elegant complexity. The extended secondary fermentation also adds beautiful depth to the nose, delivering a quintessential biscuity bouquet, whilst on the palate it also displays a fine mousse with tight and persistent lingering bubbles of great finesse and subtle aromas. This all leads to a mouthwateringly refreshing finish with great ageing potential.