Ladies listen up because #CapClassiqueDay is coming up on 1 September and this Cap Classique by Steenberg is made by a woman winemaker, Elunda Basson. You can also get 20% off for the entire month of September from Steenberg wines. Thank you Steenberg!
Cap Classique lesson 101:
You may wonder what a Blanc de Blancs is? Well, it is a bubbly made purely from Chardonnay!
A Brut MCC means that it has less residual sugar and is therefore dry on the palate.
Perfected by time in the tradition of French Champagne, it takes a minimum of twelve months for the base wine to be transformed into a vibrant Cap Classique. The magic happens during a second fermentation in the bottle where the lively bubbles are created and captured to form a fine mousse, allowing the bubbly to develop its signature yeasty character.
Steenberg Chardonnay Brut Cap Classique
This Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay MCC is a richly layered Blanc de Blancs that matures for up to 18 months on the lees (spent yeast cells) to reach its full potential. The result is an alluring Cap Classique with Granny Smith apple, candied lemon rind and white peach wafting from your flute. The palate is lively with zesty acidity layered with lemon cordial, honeyed nectarines, toasted croissant and pistachio.
“Our Brut Chardonnay MCC exudes freshness and fruit purity with great finesse and complexity. It’s the perfect way to celebrate spring,” says Cellarmaster Elunda Basson.
Steenberg Pinot Noir Cap Classique
Crowned South Africa’s Best Rosé at the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC strikes an elegant pose with its blushing hue and beguiling scents of raspberry jelly, wild strawberry sorbet, red apple skin and toasted brioche. Its ultra-fine mousse lifts the raspberry-like aromas and the creamy texture, in perfect balance with bright acidity, lingers long after the last sip.
Raise a glass of Steenberg’s finest to the start of spring and celebrate the glory of South African bubbly on #CapClassiqueDay, Tuesday, 1 September.
With the hallmark of quality of the iconic Steenberg swan embossed on every bottle, you will want to sip these prized bubblies all spring and summer long.
For the entire month of September, Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay MCC is available at R152, and Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC at R196 at the Steenberg tasting room. Steenberg’s refreshing Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is also available at a special spring price of R116. For online purchases visit https://www.steenbergfarm.com/buy-wine-online/.
#CapClassiqueDay is organised annually by the Cap Classique Producers Association to encourage like-minded people from different walks of life to unite their passion and love for bubbly.