South Africa makes very good sparkling wine. Since a few years back they call their sparkling wines made from the traditional method that is with a second fermentation in the bottle, MCC, Methode Cap Classique. In the MCC Challenge which recently took place in South Africa, 100 wines were tasted and judged and one of our favourite producers in Franschhoek, Rickety Bridge Winery, was the winner of a double gold medal with their MCC Blanc de Blancs 2009.
This MCC was the first sparkling wine that Rickery Bridge had ever made. Wine maker Wynand Grobler used chardonnay from a selected plot for this wine. With very low yields, fermentation partly in French oak barrels and a little over three years on the lees the result is a full bodied, fresh and complex MCC. A very worthy winner.
Read more on Rickety Bridge.
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If you have not yet discovered MCC or if you are excited about the South African wines, Rickety Bridge included, then you should plan a trip there and come on the South Africa wine and food tour with BKWine. Next tour is in March!
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