Method Cap Classique (MCC) is the name given to South African sparkling wine produced according to the traditional method, ie with a second fermentation in the bottle. The Cap Classique Producers Association (CCPA) was founded in 1992. The idea was to find a suitable name that would facilitate the marketing of the wines.
To call the wines “Champagne” was no longer an option. Virtually all quality producers of MCC are now members of the association.
The rules are tightened continuously and from the vintage 2019 the shortest ageing time on the lees will be increased from 9 months to 12. (Champagne has a minimum time on the lees of 12 months, and minimum 15 months in bottle.)
Some of our MCC favourites come from High Constantia, Topiary Wines, Thelema, Stony Brook, Simonsig, Saronsberg, MAN Family Wines, Rickety Bridge, GM & Ahrens and Creation Wines, but there are many more!
Read more: capclassique.co.za
Join us on our fabulous wine tour to South Africa in February 2019 and taste lots of bubbly (and other wines too)!
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