Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel MCC Brut 2020 South Africa

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The blend is of classic Champagne varietals: 51% Chardonnay, 47% Pinot Noir and 2% Pinot Meunier. To add complexity to the wine, a portion of the Chardonnay is fermented in older French Oak barrels. The wine is aged on the lees for at least 20 months prior to disgorgement.

A fine persistent mousse with aromas of white flowers, apples, and nectarines are supported by subtle aromas of shortbread biscuits. Refreshing flavours of apple and peach are followed by a delicate mineral finish on the palate, with a lively acidity to balance. Although crisp and dry there is also a touch of raspberry on the finish, adding to its indulgence.

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Producer Information: Simonsig

Huguenot Jacques Malan arrived in the Cape from France in 1688 and to this day his family run the Simonsig estate, named after the imposing mountain that dominates the view. In 1971 the late Frans Malan produced South Africa’s first méthode traditionnelle (second ferment in bottle) sparkling wine calling it Kaapse Vonkel, meaning ‘Cape Sparkle’. A pioneer, Malan and the Kaapse Vonkel set a precedent and started the ball rolling for producers to come. Malan dubbed the style Method Cap Classique (MCC) as from 1992 the word Champagne or Champenoise was no longer legally allowed on the label. This was probably for the best, as any region riding on the back of another’s name will never truly reach their own, earned and respected recognition; and South African sparkling wine definitely deserves all the glory it’s getting. They also produce highly recognised bordeaux blends and pinotage.

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