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Genevieve Blanc de Blancs Brut
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Genevieve Blanc de Blancs Brut 2014

Overberg, South AfricaGenevieve MCC is the dream of Melissa Genevieve Nelson, winemaker and founder (and ex-pilot) who started the company to achieve a dream of making sparkling wine of high quality chardonnay. She makes two vintage wines, one without dosage. Two chardonnay vineyards from Botrivier's deep riverside soils go into this blanc de blancs, with four years on the lees, and bottled with 6 g/l dosage. Crisp and focused with bright pear, red apple, toast, and lemon, on a bed of nougat, finishing with lemon peel and hazelnut. Though there is a meringue-like padding to the palate, this has a chalky texture that keeps it grippy and lively, to a savoury finish. Stylish and elegant, this is in an ideal place right now, and with time ahead. More MCC like this on our markets please.Tasted: 24 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: MB 40.00 Producer: GenevieveDistributors: Blend Imports
Grape: Chardonnay