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May 23, 2019

Getting FIZZical with the Deetlefs Estate MCC – the only white MCC from Pinotage in the world!

Nothing says ‘celebration’ like a glass of bubbles, and this week the Luxuria Lifestyle SA team toast farewell to Summer 2018/9 with one of the country’s finest in sparkling wines!

Deetlefs Estate is one of South Africa’s most prominent and long-standing wine estates, with a legacy that dates back to 1752. A maiden voyage from Europe set in motion the story of the country’s 2nd oldest wine estate, owned by the same family for seven generations, with each generation contributing in their own unique way since 1822. Today, more than 80% of their wine production is exported, taking Deetlefs and South Africa to all corners of the globe.

This week, we have their Méthode Cap Classique 2017 in our flutes! Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) is the “South African version” of champagne; in that it is ‘champagne in method, but not in origin’. Similarly, to its French counterpart, MCC is produced in what is known as the “traditional method” where the second fermentation takes place in the bottle; but using Cape Grapes.

If you have a fondness for fizz, this is a one-of-a-kind that is not to be missed. The Deetlefs MCC is made from Pinotage (a unique crossing between Pinot Noir and Hermitage), and is the only white MCC from Pinotage in the world!

The grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Once the extraction, settling, inoculation and second fermentation processes have completed, the wine is then aged on its lees for 12 months before disgorgement. This is when the MCC develops those distinct yeasty aromas that we all know and love in our traditional sparkling wines!

The unique MCC captivates with hints of baked apple, fresh lime, cherries and raspberry which further delight the palate with very delicate but lively mousse on entry and a long, clean fruity finish. Pair this one with a grilled chicken dish, smoked chicken salad or brie & goat’s milk cheese.
From the hand-picked fruit, to the bubbles in our flutes, Deetlefs Estate proves, yet again, to be a front runner in producing quality South African sparkling wine. Cheers!

A: 5 Brand St, Rawsonville, 6845, South Africa
T: +27 23 349 1260
W: Deetlefs Wine Estate

Written by Nicole Bessick for Luxuria Lifestyle South Africa