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.
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.