Graham Beck – The Bubbly Story
5th November 2019
When it comes to bubbly then one name that sticks out for many is Graham Beck, a famous South African winery producing a fine selection of sparkling wines (Méthode Cap Classique) with an expressed in the bottle fine attention to detail and authenticity.
Graham Beck: “Passionately pursuing the perfect bubble.”
With vineyards in the Breede River Valley region, located in the Western Cape Province, and a fabulous tasting room open to bookings in the Robertson Wine Valley, Graham Beck is a must visit wine tourism destination.
For their wine making knowledge and team it is through Pieter Ferreira, affectionately known to many as ‘Mr Bubbles’, that Graham Beck have ongoing international stardom. There since the first vintage, the shared journey and passion between Mr Bubbles and Graham Beck sees an extraordinary dedication to crafting wines of authenticity, consistency and supreme elegance.
“With bubbly it’s even more vital to create that finesse and delicacy. The smaller you can create that bubble, the better the chances that the wine will develop the necessary delicate and complex flavours.” Peter Perreira.
Graham Beck winery dates back to 1983 where the late Mr Graham Beck purchased a farm (Madeba) with an ambition to establish a world-class winery. An entrepreneur with success stories within property and coal mining, his global business ventures enabled him to pursue two great passions successful, wine and horses / horse racing both of which continue today in the hand of his son Antony.
Graham Beck sparkling wines
Having taken an impressive six silver medals at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019 we could see the great depth in variety of expressions each label offers – Graham Beck gaining medals in categories of Light & Fruity, Meditation, Gastronomic, Classic & Elegant, Zesty & Zingy and Spring Fling:
Graham Beck – Rose NV: “Disgorged April 2019 (All Graham Beck bottles have a disgorgement date). Red fruity zesty aromas with a touch of cream. Soft red fruits, dry cranberry, sea breeze flavours. A great sweet dessert wine.”
Graham Beck – Blanc de Blancs 2014: “Soft yellow fruits with hints of caramel on the nose. Crisp and expressive with floral, soft citrus, apples and a touch of yeast in flavours.”
Graham Beck – Pinot Noir Rose 2014: “Fruity and yeasty notes on the nose. Zesty red fruits in flavours with an underlying pastry and dry elegant finish.”
Graham Beck – Cuvee Clive 2014: “A burst of fruity zesty aromas. Lemon, grapefruits, green fruits, tropical and a hint of soft green herbs.”
Graham Beck – Brut Zero 2012: “Yeasty, almond, golden fruits on the nose. Quite dry and closed citrus / chalky / burnt wood / savoury flavours.”
Graham Beck – Brut NV: “Green fruits on the nose with a touch of grape juice. Floral flavours, light yellow fruits and engaging. Easy to drink and enjoy elegant sparkling wine.“
Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods and within cocktails.