23. Méthode Cap Classique

Graham Beck Brut Rose NV (South Africa)
  • Bottle £39.50
  • 150ml Glass £7.95
The wine has been made in the traditional method, (secondary fermentation in bottle using remuage and dégorgement called Méthode Cap Classique in South Africa). The grapes (70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay) are hand-picked from Graham Beck's own estate vineyards in Robertson, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and sufficiently aged to impart a delicate yeast character while maintaining the essential berry fruit. Pale silvery pink, with aromas of raspberry and cherry, with some subtle mineral hints. Bright acidity and fine mousse balance well with the ripeness of the crushed berry flavours. (1) 12% ABV Cellar Tracker is a web data base of 5 million wine consumers. 97 individual reviews rated this wine 87 points. The wine has won a number of world wine awards, including Decanter Magazine. Critic Jancis Robertson wrote: "..the wine was made ultra-traditionally and matured on lees for 36 months. The nose is already nicely evolved and the whole package is clean and well balanced, with about the same sweetness level as a typical champagne."