Pale lemon colour with exceptionally fine mousse. It exudes freshness and pure fruit on the nose by showcasing vibrant notes of Granny Smith apple, white blossom, candied lemon rind and white peach. Creamy, biscuit notes give texture to the lively citrus and green apple. An elegant and refined MCC with a yeasty undercurrent on the palate.
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This Méthode Cap Classique is the ideal drink for all occasions and is the most versatile wine for food pairings. Enjoy it as an aperitif before dinner, with creamy Mascarpone-scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and cream cheese canapés or a warm baked apple tarte tatin.
The season presented a cold winter and a cold spring with good rainfall and a very moderate growing period during summer. This resulted in a later-than-usual harvest and grapes were harvested 14 days later compared to 2020.
The De Grendel Cap Classique is a classic blend of 76% Chardonnay and 24% Pinot Noir. Grape bunches were whole-bunch pressed. After settling and racking, the juice was inoculated and fermented in stainless steel tanks where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The base wine was filtered and bottled with ‘Liqueur de Tirage’, a yeast and sugar mixture which facilitates secondary fermentation in the bottle creating natural carbonation. The wine was aged on the yeast in the bottle for 14 months to create that delicious biscuit-like richness before ‘dégorgement’ – the process whereby the yeast is removed to leave the wine beautifully clear.
- Amorim Cap Classique Challenge Awards Gold
- Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 Double Gold
- SA Sparkling Wine Championship 2020 Double Gold
- Platter’s 4 Stars
- Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Trophy
- Amorim MCC Challenge 2013 Gold
- Platter's 4 Stars
- Winemakers Choice Awards 2013 Trophy
- Amorim MCC Challenge 2012 Gold