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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. Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2006

    Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2006

    £11.99

    A white crispy wine with a creamy complexity on the palate. Learn More
    Earn 12 Points
  2. Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2008

    Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2008

    £11.99

    A wine with great finesse.

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    Earn 12 Points
  3. Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruere Brut Reserve Wine

    Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruere Brut Reserve 2008

    £14.49

    The palate has both intensity and delicacy. Crisp with a lingering finish. 

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    Earn 14 Points
  4. Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut (MCC)

    Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut (MCC) 2008

    £15.29

    54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir

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    Earn 15 Points
  5. Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose wine

    Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose (MCC) NV

    £11.69

    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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    Earn 11 Points
  6. Bosman MCC Steen

    Bosman MCC Steen 2008

    £17.99

    Made from 100% Chenin Blanc

    Included in SA Top 100 Wine Guide 2014

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    Earn 18 Points
  7. De Wetshof Brut MCC NV

    De Wetshof Brut MCC NV

    £24.99

    60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. Learn More
    Earn 25 Points
  8. Domaine des Dieux Claudia MCC

    Domaine des Dieux Claudia MCC 2008

    £15.99

    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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    Earn 16 Points
  9. Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC

    Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC 2008

    £14.99

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

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  10. Graham Beck Bliss Demi Sec NV

    Graham Beck Bliss Demi Sec NV

    £12.99

    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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