GRAHAM BECK Pinot Noir Rosé Vintage Cap Classique Sparkling Wine
Whether you’re having a simple picnic or a lavish Michelin-star-worthy dinner this sparkling wine always hits the mark.
Although called Pinot Noir Rosé this fizz is actually a blend of 89% Pinot Noir and 11% Chardonnay. Pioneering a first for South Africa Graham Beck whole bunch pressed both varietals together so that the flavours begin to mingle immediately. The wine was matured on the lees (the spent yeast that gives quality sparkling wine its nutty yeasty and bready flavours) for at least four years which is a year longer than Vintage Champagne requires by law. Amazingly this multi-award-winning wine costs a fraction of the price of a Champagne made with the same care and attention.
A stream of fine salmon-pink bubbles reveals notes of ripe blueberry spice cream raspberry sorbet wild strawberry and honeysuckle. Serve this Cap Classique with everything from smoked salmon starters to berry-based desserts and everything in between.
Graham Beck was one of South Africa’s richest men. The mining tycoon stud farmer entrepreneur and philanthropist bought a farm just outside the Western Cape town of Robertson in 1983 and soon added winemaker to his already impressive curriculum vitae. Concentrating on Méthode Cap Classique (the name given to South African wine made using the same technique as Champagne) he created one of the country’s first sparkling wine brands. Before he sadly passed away in 2010 Graham Beck saw his wines sipped by the great and good having been chosen to celebrate the inauguration of Nelson Mandela in 1994 and the presidential win of Barack Obama in 2009. The company is now run by the adorably nicknamed Pieter ‘Bubbles’ Ferreira and is considered one of the world’s finest sparkling wine producers.
SKU No.: 3965279
Style No.: 929591
Grapes: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay,
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12%