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Cap Classique Challenge 2020


Cap Classique

1st Septemer is the annual #CapClassiqueDay.

Cap Classique is premium South African sparkling wine made in the traditional bottle-fermented method. The name was derived from the fact that the classic art of winemaking was introduced to the Cape by the French Huguenots, and the first bottle-fermented sparkling wine produced at the Cape was called Kaapse Vonkel (Cape Sparkle) by Simonsig in 1971.

The method used to produce Cap Classique is called Méthode Cap Classique (MCC).

Any grape varietals can be used but most producers stick with the classic Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Some producers also use Pinotage in the blend or make a 100% Chenin Blanc bubbly. The minimum pressure inside the bottle is 3 bar to be classified as MCC but most are around 6 bars of pressure. The minimum ageing on lees is 12 months.

The finest Cap Classique with extended ageing on lees has finesse and complexity that can rival vintage champagne, as you will discover in this first ever Cap Classique Challenge in Hong Kong.

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