A sleek exterior best describes Quoin Rock’s Black Series Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) 2014, which is guaranteed to take pride of place in any cellar or dinner table this Summer season. Made from a blend of Pinot Noir (51%) and Chardonnay (49%) you may just taste the stars in each sip.
The grapes were sourced from Quoin Rock’s vineyards in the cool climate region of Elgin, which were hand picked and whole bunch pressed. The juice was moved to 2nd-fill French oak where natural fermentation was started. The base wine was matured in the barrel for 10 months, with regular battonage applied, before 2nd fermentation in the bottle. The wine was left to bottle age for 52 months, disgorged and bottle matured for a further six months before being released.
Winemaker Schalk Opperman describes the Black Series MCC as showcasing prominent aromas of green apple, honey oats, biscuit and lime, which are further supported by interesting mineral characters. The delicate mousse and tiny, persistent bubbles complement the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy palate of this elegant Brut style MCC.
Although perfect on its own, Schalk suggests pairing it with salmon tartare, oysters, or sushi. Available only through the Tasting Room or through the Quoin Rock website online at R500 per bottle.
For more information visit http://www.quoinrock.co.za.