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2015 Amorim MCC Challenge Results

There were a total of 114 entries in the 15th annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, results as follows: Best Blanc de Blanc, Overall Winner: Altydgedacht 2013 Best Brut: Laborie Brut 2011 (KWV) Best Rosé: Louisvale Chardonnay Pinot Noir Rosé NV Best Museum Class: Pongrácz Desiderius 2003 Frans Malan Legacy Award: Achim Von Arnim of [...]

September 14, 2015
by Christian
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Desiderius Pongrácz 2008

Desiderius is the “prestige cuvee” in the Pongrácz bubbly range from producer-wholesaler Distell and the 2008 (R255 a bottle) is the first vintage of this since the 2003. 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, it spent 48 months on the lees. A slight yeast note on the nose while the palate is full but not [...]

December 21, 2012
by Christian
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Zonnebloem Lauréat 2010

                  Distell are often pretty shameless when it comes to packaging. The Pongrácz bottle, for instance, closely resembles that of iconic Champagne Krug and the Desiderius Pongrácz that of Louis Roederer Cristal. Now the Zonnebloem flagship Lauréat label gets a make-over and where do the designers seek [...]

September 3, 2012
by Christian
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