Easter Sunday Liquid Memory. Halfway through lockdown, Easter Sunday rises us from the ashes and gives us hope, time to reflect and celebrate. In doing so it seemed like the right time to pop this distinguished bottle which has been patiently awaiting my attention for a couple of months.
The bottle in question was Pieter Ferreira’s inaugural Brut Rosé MCC, made under his and his wives own label. They launched with Pieter Ferreira Blanc de Blancs 2012 last year which soon become a hot commodity in the world of bubbly; recognised as best in its category. And as a result Pieter received Best Newcomer in the 2020 edition of The Platters Guide. Of course, Pieter himself is no newcomer. He most definitely knows what he is doing; in fact he is a master of the bubble. Graham Beck Brut Rosé is probably the most recognised and adored Pink MCC across the globe.
100 % Pinot Noir, the grapes are sourced for Pieter Ferreira Rosé from Cape’s Elgin and the Slanghoek Valley regions. The objective to make a terroir-driven Cap Classique. Left on the lees for a sumptuous six years before the sediment was removed through the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement. The bottles were then corked and laid down for a further six months cork maturation.
Champagne’s, MCCs and the alike, when made from 100% Pinot Noir, are renowned to have a beautiful capacity which gives body and at same time a feminine elegance to the wine. Pieter Ferriera’s, a refined example. A genteel disposition in complexion and temperament. It shows restraint, delicate red fruit; raspberries and pomegranate ripple though a gentle mousse. A creamy yet dry finish lingers without overstaying it’s welcome. An absolute delight. And a welcome guest at every occasion.