Allan Mullins, wine consultant to Woolworths, chairs the annual Amorim Cap Classique Challenge and the reason for all this corporate interest is not hard to find.  Méthode Cap Classique is the fastest growing category in Woolworth’s extensive wine offering.  No wonder Master Card sponsors two MCC festivals to the tune of R900,000 a year.  Our selection of sparkling wines.

Tasting Notes

Top Ten Terroir Bubblies

1.) Graham Beck Cuvée Clive, 2007, Robertson

Sparkling rich toasty peaches and candied yellow apricots with a dry finish.  Captivating.

2.) Groot Constantia MCC, 2008, Constantia

Apples and pears, fine citrus, creamy palate, persistent.

3.) Krone Borealis, 2009, Tulbagh

Perfumed, red and black berry, fruit fresh and zippy citrus.

4.) Nicolas Charles Krone Marque I, Tulbagh

Complex and rich with layers of cherry flavour, plums and nuts.

5.) Saronsberg, 2009, Tulbagh

Bone and yeast tangy tropical fruit, hints of honey.

6.) Tulbagh Winery Muscat Ottonel Doux, 2012, Tulbagh

Citrus and tropical fruit dominated; a walk in a rose garden.

7.) Villiera Monro Brut, 2007, Stellenbosch

Toasty, intense limey citrus flavours, fine chalky bubble.

8.) Villiera Brut Natural, 2009, Stellenbosch

Fresh and lively nose, ripe yellow fruit, pear drops and baked apples, chalk and smoke.

9.) Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut The Ring, 2007, Robertson

Sparkling limes and yeast, sweet pastries and hints of caramel with a lingering chalky finesse.

10.) Windfall Mendola, 2007, Robertson

Cream, nuts and chalk.