Quoin Rock Black Series Methode Cap Classique 2018

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Wine tasting notes

Our youngest 2018 Black MCC presents with a nose of tropical yellow fruit, lemon zest, and green apple with biscuit. The green apple and citric acidity carries over to the palate and mouthfeel. The delicate mousse and tiny, persistent bubbles complement this crisp, refreshing MCC.

Terroir

For our Black MCC series, Pinot Noir grapes from the Elgin region and Chardonnay from the Agulhas region are used. Elgin has a cool climate with vines that grow in sandstone soils laced with silica quartz fragments and acidic Bokkeveld shales, rich in iron. The Chardonnay grows on our Boskloof farm in Koffieklip and gravel soils. These vines are exposed to cool Atlantic air which ensures that the berries ripen evenly while retaining their natural acidity.

Viticulture

To enhance our wines and to add to their complexity, we harvest different sections of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blocks at different times. We always harvest the grapes early in the morning in small lug boxes and transport the bunches to our cellar in Stellenbosch in cooled trucks.

Vinification

Once the grapes arrive at the cellar, we gently press them to extract the juice which then settles overnight. To add characteristics to the Black Series, we ferment some of the juice in old wooden barrels while the remainder of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks. We make small batches of wine to ensure that we deliver the best quality wines. These wines are then blended and aged on the lees, before being prepared for a secondary fermentation in bottles according to the Methode Cap Classique method.

Maturation

The 2018 Black Series MCC was aged on the lees for ………….years before we disgorged it. After disgorgement, we kept the bottles in storage for another six months before we finally released this exceptional MCC.

 

Food tasting notes

Being a lovely zesty MCC, this wine will go well with rich cocktail sausages, duck fat frites, or egg rolls and spicy Asian snacks.

Craftmanship | Innovation

At Quoin Rock & Knorhoek, the fusion of meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation is evident in every bottle we produce. By seamlessly blending traditional techniques with modern advances, we remain at the pinnacle of viticultural excellence, ensuring our wines not only honor our rich heritage but also anticipate the future of winemaking.

Passion | Experience

Our estates resonate with a deep-rooted passion for producing the finest wines, a love that's tangible in every sip and every encounter. Quoin Rock & Knorhoek is more than a destination; it's a journey into a world of premium winemaking, where each moment promises an unforgettable experience steeped in tradition, fervor, and elegance.