Graham Beck Cap Classique Brut NV

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Platter 2018: 4 Stars
Vinordic Wine Challenge 2017: Best Value and Gold Trophy
Tim Atkin Master of Wine 2017: 91 points

Light yeasty aromas, limey fresh fruit on the nose and rich creamy complexity on the palate. The exceptionally fine mousse contributes the freshness and finesse.

If it's good enough for Obama- it's good enough for us

An iconic sparkling wine that has carved out a niche in the history books - affectionately dubbed the “President’s Choice”, the Brut NV was served at both Nelson Mandela’s inauguration and to celebrate Barack Obama’s presidential nomination. With its light yeasty aromas, limey fresh fruit on the nose and rich creamy complexity on the palate, the Brut NV is intended to cleanse the palate, stimulate the taste buds and entice you to progress to the ‘next level’ in your tasting journey.

Food Pairing
A wonderful sparkling wine for celebrations – simply fantastic with caviar. We also recommend lighter dishes such as salad or shell fish.

Grape 
Chardonnay 51% , Pinot Noir 49%. The Méthode Cap Classique is a South African sparkling wine which was created according to the traditional method and where the second fermentation takes place in the bottle.

The Estate
Graham Beck is located in the breathtaking Breede River Valley and is part of the popular Route 62 which guides visitors alongside some of the most beautiful sights of this South African region. On the winery itself, the winemakers focus on minimal intervention regarding the cultivation in order to give the wines an authentic character of terroir and grape variety.

An ode to the delightful bubbles found in Champagne, the Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wine will not disappoint. Interestingly, this term, MCC, specifically refers to the South African method of double fermentation of white, rosé, or red sparkling wines to create the same effect as Champagne. The term Méthode Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992. The name arose because wine-producers of champagne-like sparkling wines are not allowed to use the term “champagne” outside of the Franco-region, Champagne, due to objections from French wine-makers.

Ageing
The Cap Classique Brut from Graham Beck matured between 15 and 18 months on the yeast in the bottle. It can be enjoyed right away yet will also keep for some years when stored well.

Alcohol: 11.8 % vol



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