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Method Cap Classique

Methodé Cap Classique or Methodé Champanoise?

What is MCC? Although each cellar has its own unique methods the principals of production of Methodé Cap Classique wines are as follows. Once grapes are harvested and pressed, the clear grape juice receives no further skin contact. After settling, the clear juice is pumped into steel tanks for cold fermentation. When the wine has attained the exact development required, a specially selected yeast culture is introduced and the wine is subjected to controlled second fermentation in the bottle. Fermentation and contact with the yeast and yeast-sediment in the sealed bottles could, within judgment of the cellar master, last anything up to two years, or even longer. Through this process, amongst many other elegant characteristics, the essential yeasty flavour is imparted on to the product.

Now follows the process of remuage whereby the bottles are slanted, neck downwards, in special racks to allow the lees-sediment to collect in the necks of the bottles. This process is facilitated by a deft regular swivel of the inclined bottles which are at the same time also gradually moved into completely up-ended position.

When all the sediment has collected in the necks of the bottles the process of dégorgement commences whereby the necks are deep-frozen and the solid sediment ejected. Rapid recorking is followed by an extended period of bottle maturation, which is the final stage in the classic style of the Méthode Cap Classique.

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  1. Backsberg Kosher Brut MCC Chardonnay

    Backsberg Kosher Brut MCC Chardonnay

    This Methodé Cap Classique is an excellent wine to enjoy with everything from starters to desserts.

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    £16.99
  2. Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruere Brut Reserve 2008
  3. Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut (MCC)

    Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut (MCC) 2008

    54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir

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    £15.49
  4. Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose wine

    Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rosé (MCC) NV

    Voted onto the top 10 'Best Sparkling Wines in the World' list at the 2012 Effervescents du Monde annual competition held in Dijon, France earlier in November 2012.

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    £11.79
  5. Bosman MCC Steen

    Bosman MCC Steen 2008

    Made from 100% Chenin Blanc

    2008 vintage - Decanter 2014 Bronze medal winner

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    £17.99
  6. De Wetshof Brut MCC NV

    De Wetshof Brut MCC NV

    60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. Learn More
    £25.99
  7. Domaine des Dieux Claudia MCC

    Domaine des Dieux Claudia MCC 2008

    Claudia is a traditional method bottle fermented sparkling wine made from Pinot noir (24%) and Chardonnay (76%). On the palate, the expansive mousse is both creamy and mineral. The wine is keenly balanced with a long finish of citrus fruits, toasty brioche notes and a touch of white button mushroom. 2013 Decanter - Silver

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    £15.99

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  8. Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC

    Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC 2008

     Tantalising balance and generosity of fruit make this a great apéritif and food wine.

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    £14.99

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  9. Graham Beck Bliss Demi Sec NV

    Graham Beck Bliss Demi Sec NV

    The perfect bubbly for those who prefer their fizz not too bone dry. Delightfully light yeasty aromas are complemented by hints of butterscotch, honey and praline. This luscious bubbly will stimulate your sweeter senses.

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    £13.49
  10. Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs

    Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs 2009

    2009 vintage - John Platter 4 stars (Included in Top 100 SA Wines Guide 2014) 

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    £14.79

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