Lord’s Wines is proud to announce that Lord’s Wines MCC Brut Rosé and MCC Brut have won Silver and Bronze in the Bottle Fermented Sparkling category at the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). @lordswines @theIWSC #LordsWines #IWSC
Lord’s Wines MCC Brut Rosé walked away with Silver, and the MCC Brut with Bronze. Both of the MCCs are from vines situated 500m above sea level, where temperatures remain cool and flavours are well pre-served in the grapes. Vineyard slopes vary from facing east to south-east giving the grapes slightly less sunlight hours and lower temperatures than in the valley, being ideal for preserving the natural acidity and pH in the grapes of varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Lord’s MCC Brut Rosé– Produced from Pinot Noir grapes, this Méthode Cap Classique boasts an elegant pink hue with delicate bubbles, fresh strawberry aroma on the nose and pure Pinot Noir notes of dark berries on the palate.
Lord’s MCC Brut– Produced from Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes, this well balanced Méthode Cap Classique is full bodied on the palate with hints of yeast and fresh green apple aromas. Lively bubbles with lingering mousse.
Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world. “The IWSC, also known as the International Wine & Spirit Competition, sets the international benchmark for quality. For half a century the International Wine & Spirit Competition has been recognising and rewarding the very best wines and spirits in the world. Today we have over 400 global experts judging our awards for seven months of the year; as we celebrate our anniversary in 2019.” – https://www.iwsc.net/
MD and founder, Jacie Oosthuizen comments: “We are extremely proud to have won Silver and Bronze at the IWSC this year. The MCCs are made of grapes that were handpicked at 06h30 in the morning at temperatures of 12 º C -14º C. Whole bunch press. No acid adjustments were made. All bottles were hand riddled in A-Frame riddling racks and no dosage added after disgorgement. It is a great honour to be recognized for our passion and love for winemaking by an International Competition like IWSC.”
Jacie Oosthuizen, whose family has farmed fruit, vegetables and export Proteas, attracted a few passionate wine lovers to invest in a dream of owning a cellar that produces iconic, world class wines. This marked the establishment of Lord’s Wines 2003. The wine farm of 33ha is part of the original Oosthuizen farmland and the name “Lord’s” is a result of Jacie’s devotion to the game of cricket and its home – Lord’s Cricket Ground – in North West London.
Lord’s MCC Brut and Brut Rosé is available online, priced R179 per 750ml. https://lordswinery.com/shop/