This remarkably gifted and passionate vintner has undoubtedly had a life-long love affair with all things bubbly. Affectionately known as “Mr Bubbles”, Pieter Ferreira eats, drinks and breathes bubbles and has been with the Graham Beck team from the very first vintage and has been instrumental in cementing Graham Beck as one of the world’s leading producers of premium Méthode Cap Classique style sparkling wine.
This is a new MCC bearing his own name, a combination of sites consisting of decomposed granite and weathered shale with rich limestone deposits.
The 2012 vintage has been one of the greatest vintages to date and this maiden release offers wonderful balance, ripe fruit and restraint. The Chardonnay were hand-selected and hand-picked. After whole bunch pressing with the separation of cuvee from the taille the clear juice was mainly fermented in stainless steel with a portion fermented in traditional barrels from Tonnellerie Artisinale. After the first fermentation, the wine was prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine was left on the lees for 5 years before the sediment was removed in the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement. The bottles were then corked and laid down for a further six months cork maturation.