Singularly noble Desiderius Pongrácz is Best Cap Classique at 2011 Trophy Wine Show
Jun 7th 2011, 07:05
Desiderius Pongrácz 2003, the singularly noble flagship of South Africa’s much loved Méthode Cap Classique range, has excelled as the Best Cap Classique at the prestigious 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.
Currently in its 10th year, the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is one of South Africa’s most highly regarded wine competitions. The Desiderius 2003, the latest vintage of this multi-award winning wine, scored the highest points in the Cap Classique category securing a silver medal.
Inspired by the Hungarian nobleman, Desiderius Pongrácz, the newly released 2003 vintage flaunts a white-golden hue with a faint grey-pink tinge that complements its aroma of precious, delicate spices and wonderful crisp foaming mousse. Desiderius Pongrácz is an elegant blend of the classic Champagne varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot noir and is set apart by its distinctive fluted bottle. It has a rich complexity and classic yeasty character imparted over time during prolonged maturation on the lees for 7 years as well as a wonderful foaming mousse with a persistent bead. As the wine matures it tends to develop wonderful creamy, nutty characteristics on the nose and a full bodied texture which lasts for ages on the palate.
The award winning Desiderius Pongrácz 2003 is available at selected boutique wine stores at around R235 per bottle. Click here for more information on Pongrácz
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