Brut Méthode Cap Classique NV - Pongracz

Pongracz

Brut Méthode Cap Classique NV

£16.00

Simply ludicrous value for money, the Brut Méthode Cap Classique from Pongrácz is crafted using the same technique employed in Champagne, but with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown on the coast of South Africa. Matured on the lees for at least two years before disgorgement, which is twice the duration required by law in Champagne, this is a wine of timeless beauty at a price that makes any moment a celebration.

Crisp green apple, nutty crumble topping, summer berry sorbet and the yeastiness of freshly baked bread all combine to create a layered, lively and lovely sparkling wine. Pair with sushi and sashimi, or crunchy salads flecked with slices of green apple and freshly podded peas.

Desiderius Pongrácz was a count from the Hungarian aristocracy and a lover of dachshunds. Following his graduation from the Academy for Agriculture, he joined the cavalry, but was captured by the Russians. After a decade toiling in one of the infamous labour camps in Siberia, he was released back into the midst of the Hungarian uprising, from which he escaped to Africa, where he became a farm manager in Namibia. His journey then took him to Stellenbosch, where he played a leading role in shaping viticulture in South Africa for two decades. Sadly, he died in a tragic accident, doing what he loved, while transporting Chardonnay grapes to a nearby winery. The wines that bear his name are every bit as intriguing, charismatic, blue-blooded and pioneering as the man himself.



£2.13 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3522646

Style No.: 844752

Country: South Africa
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.6%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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