Gold: 2015 - Gold, Amorim MCC 2015
Gold: 2015 - Gold, Effervescents du Monde 2015
Gold: 2015 - Gold, Amorim MCC Challenge
This Cap Classique Rosé delights the palate as much as the eye and evokes an air of romance with its delicate salmon pink hue. Delicate strawberry tones are layered with whiffs of baked bread. On the palate it is perfectly balanced with clean acidity and juicy blackberry fruit.
The Rosé lends itself to rich duck confit and is a must with truffle and mushroom risotto.
Pongrácz Rosé is made of 60% Pinot Noir that imparts a clean flintiness, and 40% Chardonnay for its distinctive body and taste. The grapes are harvested by hand at 18-20° Balling from January until mid-February. After whole bunch pressing with minimal skin contact, the clear grape juice is left to settle before it is pumped into steel tanks for cold fermentation.
Pongracz set itself to produce elegant and distinctive sparkling wines from the Cape. With the Pongracz Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé n/v, the winemakers honour the Hungarian gentleman Desiderius Pongracz whose noble character and sense of style are mirrored in the aromas of this rosé.
As is right and proper for a true sparkling wine produced according to MCC, the Pongracz Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé n/v matured in the bottle for several years. This gave it a great storability yet you can also enjoy it right away.
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
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