South Africa’s magnificent sparkling wine, Methode Cap Classique, as interpreted by Graham Beck

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If Champagne has a sibling, it may be méthode cap classique. Specific to South Africa, cap classique employs the same “traditional method” used to make champagne, whereby the second fermentation occurs in bottle. And if South Africa’s méthode cap classique sparkling wine has a ‘godfather’, it’s Pieter “Bubbles” Ferreira, cellarmaster at Graham Beck Wines in Robertson.

BKWine Magazine’s contributor LM Archer meets one of the pioneers of South African sparkling wine, also know under the shorter denomination MCC: A bubbly ride in South Africa – meet Pieter Ferreira at Graham Beck.

Here are some tasting notes on the wines: Tasting two Graham Beck sparkling wines from South Africa.

Do join us on a tour to South Africa and we will show you some of the best wines and wineries in the country, on the wine tour to South Africa.

The coastline near Cape Town
The coastline near Cape Town, copyright BKWine Photography
Cloud formations over the mountains in Franschhoek, South Africa
Cloud formations over the mountains in Franschhoek, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography
A glass of MCC, the South African sparkling wine
A glass of MCC, the South African sparkling wine, copyright BKWine Photography

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