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METHODE ANCESTRALE CHENIN BLANC 2023
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METHODE ANCESTRALE CHENIN BLANC 2023


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Legend has it that this naturally classic approach to creating sparkling wine is famed to have been developed by French monks in the 1500’s to produce celebratory wine for their monasteries. Cherishing tradition, the Dreyer family of Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards keep the romance alive by crafting their own Méthode Ancestrale just as the monks did.

Méthode Ancestrale production is the oldest way of making sparkling wine, where a second fermentation is not facilitated by sugar & yeast dosage as in MCC.  This ensures a fine bubble for naturally elegant drinking.

This naturally classic approach to creating sparkling wine is famed to have been developed by French monks in the 1500’s to produce celebratory wine for their monasteries. Cherishing tradition, the Dreyer family of Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards keep the romance alive by crafting their own Méthode Ancestrale just as the monks did.

Méthode Ancestral is the most natural way of making sparkling wine as no sugar or yeast is added for fermentation in the bottled. The wine is simply bottled with the natural grape sugar (at the optimal level) and wild fermented in bottle; then left on the lees under crown cap before being riddled & disgorged.

It is similar to a Pet Nat in the very natural way it is made but different in that Méthode Ancestrale produces a full 3 bar pressure in the bottle,  the same as an MCC, whereas Pet Nat produces less bubbles at just below 2 bar.

Our 2023 vintage was left on the lees for 7months, a little less than previous vintages as we wanted to preserve the purity and vibrancy of Swartland fruit, while building complexity, depth and a very fine mousse.

This is our 9th vintage of limited release traditional sparkling wine that is made for family and friends of the extended Leeuwenkuil family.

An exclusive find, both wines are only available online @ cellar door pricing of R150/ bottle.

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