This is a timeless Cap Classique with great elegance and complexity. Crisp green apple notes and nuttiness of freshly baked bread are prevalent on the nose. On the palate, delicate yeasty tones, layered with toast and ripe fruit are enlivened by a firm mousse and persistent bead that make it particularly attractive. It imparts a wonderful foamy mouthful of blackberry fruit flavours with a long lingering aftertaste. It is perfect for any occasion and is a superb partner to sashimi, oysters in a red onion vinaigrette or fresh mint and pea soup.
Pongrácz 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 has specialised in sparkling wines from South Africa. The Pongracz Méthode Cap Classique Brut NV stands for the classic taste and is ideal for all fans that desire something new and want to broaden their flavour horizon.
The Pongracz Méthode Cap Classique Brut NV matured in the bottle for two years. Enjoy this South African sparkling wine right away; yet it will also keep in your cellar for one or two years.
Alcohol: 11.6% vol
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