This charismatic signature Methode Cap Classique us a tribute to Desiderius Pongracz, a nobleman and refugee from the Hungarian uprising, whose sheer genius and vision revitalised viticulture in the Cape. His was the gift of the "third eye" - the ability of seeing the new in the familiar, finding the unexpected in the traditional. Witty and brilliant, whether it be in Hungarian, German, French, Russian, English or Afrikaans, his theories were fresh and provocative - not only on viticulture, but also music and history. He was stirred by the symphonies of Beethoven and impressed by the loyal intelligence of his dachshunds. We pay homage to this scholar and wine lover with this celebrated Cap Classique that bears his name, signature and family crest. Composed entirely of the noble grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this elegant Cap Classique is crafted in the classic French tradition.
The Winemaker's comments (Winemaker Elunda Basson)
Handcrafted in a uniquely styled fluted bottle that epitomises elegance, quality and nobility, this magnificent Cap Classique encapsulates grace and exceptional character. It is alluring with a rich complexity and a slight green tint that teems with light, lively bubbles and a raciness on the palate. Nuances of fresh fruit, almonds and freshly bake bread delight the senses.