Cap Classique is in a better and sparklier state than ever. Since the announcement of the 2019 Amorim Cork MCC Challenge winners, on 12 September. The aim of the competition is to showcase the quality of South African Cap Classique.
Included in the winning line up were the L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2013 (Double Gold) and L’Omarins Brut Rosé NV (Gold).
The L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2013
The L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2013 made with grapes were sourced from vineyards on the estate’s Altima property in the Elandskloof region, is fermented in the bottle for four years, adding maximum complexity and creaminess and bursting with flavours of zesty lemons, intermingled with a hint of oyster shell, sour dough bread yeastiness, limestone and the slightest hint of caramel. The L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs is best enjoyed, chilled, on its own or paired fresh oysters, flash fried prawns with orange and Pernod, a Nectarine Frangipane Tart or even a classic Duck a L’Orange. A limited release MCC, which is available from top retailers at R220 per bottle.
L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV
L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV delivers a constant stream of fine bubbles with delicious aromas of raspberry and strawberries on the nose, and a slight hint of peppery spice nuances. As the perfect ‘any time’ drink, the L‘Ormarins Brut Rosé NV is best enjoyed chilled, on its own, or with a summer salad of goats cheese with a raspberry vinaigrette or a homemade strawberry tart. Available directly from the Tasting Room at R130 per bottle, or select specialist wine stores nationwide.
With the festive season around the corner now is the perfect opportunity to stock up on these shining examples.