Pongrácz, South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique, has notched another victory in their 25 years of crafting signature Cap Classiques with the grande cuvee, Desiderius 2003, emerging as the winner of the Museum Class at the 2015 Amorim MCC Challenge.
Standing equally bold at the annual Challenge amongst a record number of 114 entries this year, the stalwart Brut clinched a gold medal in the Blended Brut category.
Proudly bearing testament to its longevity and refined quality, the 2003 Desiderius won the Museum Class Trophy for vintages up to and including 2008.
With its elegantly designed fluted bottle, the Desiderius encapsulates grace and exceptional character. Crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it is alluring with nuances of deciduous fruit, almonds and freshly baked bread that delight all the senses. Even though it spent more than eight years (106 months) on the lees before degorgement, its lively character remains intact amidst rich layers of complexity.
The timeless Pongrácz Brut Cap Classique has a perfect balance of crisp acidity and fragrant green apples, finished off with subtle brioche.
“Our two awards at this year’s Amorim MCC Challenge certainly underline the staying power of our Cap Classiques. We are as always inspired by Desiderius Pongrácz, whose legacy and undaunted approach to life still provide the benchmark for creating Cap Classiques that bear his name with pride,” says Marketing Manager, Kelly Heinrich.
For more information, visit www.pongracz.co.za, www.facebook.com/PongraczCapClassique or follow Pongrácz on Twitter at @Pongracz. The current 2008 of Desiderius, as well as the Brut, are available at top wine outlets and boutique wine shops, selling for R 375 and R110 respectively at www.vinoteque.co.za.