This Boschendal Sparkling wine is a fine example of a Methode Cape Classique from South Africa. Made in the same way as champagne using the same grapes, it makes an excellent alternative that we personally prefer! In appearance, it’s pale gold with delicate bubbles which makes it very appealing to look at. It has some complex bready, yeasty notes on tasting from the fermentation but is fruitier than champagne. When drinking, you get layers of fresh citrus flavours that work really well with the savoury notes. The wine is matured on the lees to provide a well-rounded, creamy mouth-feel with mouthwatering minerality, good balance and a seamless finish.
Decanter Wine Awards 2020: Bronze 88 Points
91 / 100 Tim Atkin South African Report 2020
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