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PONGRÁCZ CAP CLASSIQUE ROSÉ Traditional method, WO Western Cape
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PONGRÁCZ
This crowd-pleasing, bargain-priced, méthode champenoise aka Cap Classique has a bright salmon pink colour. Gently spicy, slightly toasty, fairly complex, ripe plum-raspberry fruit on the nose. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, bright, ripe, plum-cherry-raspberry purée flavours with a lingering, fairly effervescent, mouth filling, harmonious finish. Impressive and ready to drink. Based on the 2019 vintage, it is a NEW blend of 51% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Meunier, 1% Pinot Gris and 1% Chenin Blanc. It has 12.2% alcohol, 6.8 g/L residual sugar and 6 g/L total acidity with lot number 19G21/19/25/1-LJ130H21 on the back label. This code means 19-19th day; G-July; 21-2021 (degorgement on July 19, 2021) then /19-2019 vintage and /25-25 months on lees.Tasted on March 30, 2022 from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. CSPC 646968
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent PMA Can
Country South Africa
Rating ***(90 points)
Attractive, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A nicely toasty and biscuity, complex sparkling rosé from Cap Classique specialist Pongrácz - I like the full-flavoured palate, the dry styling, the fresh acids and the long finish. Very impressive at the price. Score - 90 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, May 22, 2019) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 2, 2022
Cases bought 447 (6 bottles per case)

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