Where to Buy South African Sparkling Wine
11th March 2016
South Africa produces some fantastic sparkling wines from their picturesque vineyards, backdropped against the stunning landscapes. If you’re after something a little different, it’s definitely worth a try.
Methode Cap Classiques (MCC) are premium South African sparkling wines mostly made using the traditional method. Sauvignon blanc and Chenin blanc grapes are used and increasingly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They tend to be fruity thanks to the high temperatures of the South African land.
South African Wines in the UK
SAWinesOnline.co.uk is one of the best direct website for ordering South African sparkling wines. They stock 46 in total including 37 Method Cap Classique.
- Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rosé, £16.49
- Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs (MCC), £16.49
- Graham Beck Brut NV, £12.69
- Pongracz Brut Rosé NV (MCC), £12.99
Simonsig Cuvée Royal – £14.99
Here the wines are specially selected from South Africa by Philip West. The Simonsig is a prestige sparking only made in exceptional years. Made from 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it is a full-bodied sparkling wine with lemon/orange peel and honey cream fragrance and a creamy complexity on the palate.
Tungsten Methode Cap Classique Brut 2011 – £14.99
Limited edition, hand-crafted méthode traditionelle from the 3-times Champion SA winemaker Nico Vermeulen.
Villion Blanc de Blanc, Méthode Cap Classique – £13.70
Classic sparkler with fresh lemony fruit, good balance and excellent length of flavour
Mooiplass Duel Brut Sparkling – £9.99
Limited production sparkling white wine from the stunning Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. This wine is dry fresh and refined with fine creamy bubbles
Wine Route South African Moscato – Tesco £7.00
A light and refreshing South African Sparkling Semi Sweet Rosé bursting with berry flavours, produced in the Western Cape.
Graham Beck Brut NV – Waitrose, £13.99 or Majestic, £11.99 (offer)
Graham Beck is the most prominent South African sparkling wine producer. This Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend delivers a creamy, rich and complex palate.
Graham Beck ‘The Rhona’ Blanc de Blancs – M&S, £13.00 (£78 case)
Methode Cap Classique bubbly made with only Chardonnay grapes.
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