Franschhoek Wine Valley

New MCC duo make their debut at Grande Provence

Grande Provence has launched two new uplifting Méthode Cap Classiques – a shimmering Brut and an enchanting Rosé – at this landmark Franschhoek heritage wine estate.

Taking their bow alongside the flagship Grande Provence Vintage Brut 2011, the two new non-vintage Cap Classiques are elegant with a racy palate guaranteed to enliven any occasion.

The new Grande Provence Brut MCC is a beautifully balanced blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the yeasty character and complexity of freshly baked bread. Crisp acidity and delicate fruit lend ample freshness to the creamy mousse. This is a bubbly for all seasons, any time of the day. It also goes well with light dishes. Try it with asparagus, avocado, grilled white fish kebabs or chicken satays – and don’t forget the sushi! 

Its counterpart, the new Grande Provence Brut Rosé MCC, derives its seductive pale salmon hue from a dash of Pinotage added to the blend. The result is a vibrant bubbly bursting with red berry and strawberry flavours and a lively mousse of delicate bubbles. The richly textured flavours of Pinot Noir combined with the elegant structure of Chardonnay and the uniqueness of Pinotage, ensure a multi-layered flavour profile. Escape the humdrum with a flute of this delightful Rosé or enjoy it with a host of foods such as smoked salmon trout, strawberries, fruit based dessert and even dark chocolate. It’s the ultimate partner for sashimi.

Both new MCCs were crafted in the timeless French tradition using only the best quality free running juice from whole bunch pressed grapes. To create the fizz, the blended base wines undergo a second fermentation in the bottle. After fermentation, the wine is matured on the spent yeast cells, known as the lees, for an average of 15 months.

“Time spent on the lees lends complexity to the wine and we are delighted with the nuanced yet fresh, youthful character of both our new MCCs,” says winemaker Hagen Viljoen.

The two new MCCs are available from the Grande Provence cellar door at R145 per bottle. For added convenience, these wines can be purchased online from Purchases of 24 bottles or more qualify for free delivery anywhere in South Africa. 

More about Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale. Part of The Huka Retreats, other facilities Grande Provence offers guests are The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit, or Twitter @grande_provence. 

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