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Graham Beck Brut NV 75cl
6 x Bottle (75cl)
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Graham Beck Brut NV 75cl
54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir
This is a benchmark fizz with a beautiful harmony between lengthy Chardonnay and fragrant Pinot Noir. The result is a sparkling wine with a fine mousse giving freshness and finesse, elegant ripe fruit and light yeast aromas, and a rich creamy complexity on the palate.
Awards and credentials
“A dangerously easy-to-drink sparkler made from a blend of champagne grapes, chardonnay and pinot noir for a credit-crunch celebration. No food required, but smoked trout pâté on toast would be nice”.
Sunday Herald, Glasgow
"This holds its own with a composed appealing bouquet, leading to a burst of citrus fruit and good all round balance."
Bronze Medal, Intenational Wine Challenge 2001, Intenational Wine Challenge
"Very pleasant nutty characters that leap from a fruity nose; a balanced and long finish."
Bolton Evening News
"...excellent value...a delightful fizz of fruit and citrus."
"With an elegant yet rich, biscuity character, this stands shoulder to shoulder with more expensive Champagnes. A treat with kedgeree or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs."
"Another New World fizz that's getting the Champenois hot under the collar. Dry, firm and well-balanced, this has the delicacy and elegance of Champagne, a creamy nose and sustained fizz, but for a third of the price."
"the pick was Graham Beck Brut, a South African chardonnay and pinot noir blend with citrus and buttered-biscuit flavours" Joanna Simon
"Elegant, with good fruit on the nose, rich creamy complexity on the palate... a cracking aperitif or shellfish accompaniment."
"This is a superbly classy, finely textured, crisp peach-strawberry-edged, grippingly elegant bubbly created by winemaker Pieter Ferreira in an ultra-modern winery in Robertson."
Food and Travel
"Lovely South African sparkler. Creamy with a ripe, fleshy fruit character full of Granny Smith apple flavours. A real tonic on a hot day."
Produced in the Methode Cap Classique cellar, Robertson. Both varieties are hand picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented separately. They are then crossblended along with reserve wine if necessary, bottled and left for 15 to 18 months yeast contact time before disgorgement.
Graham Beck is a giant of the South African wine scene and has led the country's thundering success since the end of Apartheid in 1994, a year that saw Nelson Mandela toast his inauguration as President with a flute of Beck's Brut NV. Fizz remains a key part of the Beck portfolio and the sparkling wines are rightly recognised as among the best in the New World. Based in Robertson, a second cellar in Franschhoek has been built to further extend the company's potential. The talented team of Pieter 'Bubbles' Ferreira and Erika Obermeyer control the winemaking at the Franschhoek and Robertson wineries.
Chardonnay selected from the riverside and
limestone vineyards with high natural lime in the soils producing 9 tons/ha. Pinot Noir planted in the loamy clay soils producing 10 tons/ha coming from our coastal Firgrove Vineyards. It is produced in the Methode Cap Classique cellar, located on the Madeba vineyard at Robertson. Cap Classique is a method of producing wine that harks back to the time of the French Huguenots, a group of immigrants who came from France to the Cape of Good Hope in the late 17th century. The Huguenots, many of whom had vineyards back in France, settled in the wine-producing region of Franschhoek (Dutch, meaning 'French corner') and were responsible for bringing the technique of making sparkling wine to South Africa. Cap Classique wines, therefore, are made in the Champagne tradition - mÃ©thode champenoise - of secondary in-bottle fermentation, but are exclusive to South Africa - much like Cava is to Spain and Asti is to Italy. The first bottle-fermented sparkling wine produced at the Cape was called Kaapse Vonkel (Afrikaans, meaning 'Cape sparkle'). Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc have been the varieties most often used, but lately bubbly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have become popular.
According to the Cap Classique Association, only specific white and red grape varieties are selected from a number of different regions in the Cape. Grapes are pressed as whole bunches, with only the first pressing or cuvee used for the various Cap Classique base wines. Once in the bottle, Cap Classique wines ferment and mature horizontally in cool, dark cellars for at least 12 months.
Dubbed the 'valley of vines and roses', the Robertson district's lime-rich soils make the area eminently suitable for racehorse stud farming and also, of course, winegrowing. Situated in the Breede River valley, the river is the lifeblood of this lower rainfall region. Although summer temperatures can be high, cooling south-easterly winds channel moisture-laden air into the valley.
Robertson is renowned for the quality of its wines and while traditionally considered white wine territory and known mainly for its Chardonnays and more recently for the quality of its Sauvignon Blanc, it is also the source of some of the Cape's finest red wines, particularly Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, while the distinctive fortified dessert wines for which it was originally famed continue to be produced. The district of Robertson incorporates several wards, including Bonnievale.
Pieter Ferreira & Irene Waller
Serve chilled as an aperitif or with oysters
Limestone, very high levels of natural lime.
Riverside & Limestone Vineyards