Cellarmaster: Tymen Bouma
Winemakers: Johnnie Calitz and Lance Bouma
Background: Amorim Cork, the world’s largest producer of cork closures for wine and sparkling wine, was instrumental in starting the annual Amorim MCC Challenge 16 years ago. The competition honours wine makers and producers of Cap Classique and this year there were no less than 112 entries from most of the Capes Cap Classique producers. The delicious Anura MCC Brut 2011 not only won the award for Best Producer but also for the best bubbly in the category for Best Blended Brut. The wine is made up of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir of which the initial fermentation saw 15 percent in barrel and the remainder in stainless steel tank. Once done the wine was transferred to the bottles for secondary fermentation and left on the lees for 18 months prior to disgorgement.
Result: Pale gold hues entice you to take in the delicate aromas of crisp apple, cinnamon spice with a yeasty fragrance. Fresh and crisp palate with good acidity balancing the yeasty depth of bready flavours which gently lead to a long and smooth finish.
When to drink: now till 2018
Drink with what: Enjoy for any occasion but it’s also perfect with smoked salmon trout!
Expect to pay: R213.00