Method Cap Classique 2013
In the glass
This Method Cap Classique is made from Chardonnay grapes only – from a single vineyard planted in 1990. Having waited 3 years in the bottle prior to release, its golden hue hints at the mouthwatering maturity that awaits. On the nose, you’ll find red apples, honey and almonds. The palate is beautifully balanced with loads of apple and tangerine as well as a crisp acidity in homage to its cool origin.
On the ground
Whole bunches of grapes are gently pressed to ensure low phenols and the cleanest juice possible. Fermentation is then done in 30% old oak barrels and in 70% stainless steel barrels. Malolactic fermentation is also carried out. The base wine is bottled with sugar and yeast to start the secondary bottle fermentation after which the wine spends 36 months on the lees.
In the news
Our current MCC 2103 was selected as the Old Mutual Wine Trophy Winner for Best Sparkling Wine 2017. Its predecessor was also awarded a prestigious double gold at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.
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