Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 1 August to submit their
wines for this year's Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge.
Amorim Cork SA, which has sponsored the event since 2002, is this year organising the competition in conjunction with the MCC Producers Association.
This year’s MCC Challenge will judge wines in four categories: Blanc de Blancs, Rosé, Blend and Museum Class (prior to 2007 vintage).
Pieter Ferreira, chairman of the MCC Association, says that to promote inclusivity among MCC producers, entries are also open to non-members of the Association.
“Since its inception, the Amorim MCC Challenge has been about promoting excellence in the production of MCC, a category that has become one of the South African wine industries’ showpieces,” says Ferreira.
“We have seen the number of MCC producers growing annually, and would like to encourange all producers meeting the competion requirements to enter their wines. Not only is the MCC Challenge a showcase for the excellent qualilty of MCC produced in South Africa, but it also has the effect of increasing an awareness of this category among local and international consumers.”
According to Joaquim Sá, MD of Amorim SA, this year’s competition will see members of the MCC Association involved in the judging process. “We have allocated two of the five judging spots to Association members as we see their technical knowledge complementing the panel of other experts,” says Sá.
“The panel will be announced in due course, but will sit under the convenorship of Allan Mullins, arguably South Africa’s leading MCC expert.”
This year’s winners will be announced at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa on 20 September.
For enquiries regarding entries, contact Elsabé Ferreira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to download a copy of the rules and click here for an entry form.