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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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TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival 2012

Yesterday evening a visit to the second annual Gugulethu Wine Festival, headline sponsor being TOPS at SPAR. Exhibitors of note included Bartinney, the Stellenbosch farm owned by FNB CEO Michael Jordaan and his wife Rose – Rose herself pouring wine as well as Klein Gustrouw, another Stellenbosch property with owners who know how to turn [...]

May 26, 2012
by Christian
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Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin Brut

One of my late dad’s stock lines was “Fornication [for an occasion] like this, we need Champagne”.  We weren’t celebrating anything in particular yesterday, but decided that Veuve was an appropriate way to start the day anyway. Is it helpful to compare Champagne to Cap Classique? For the first time in the Amorim Cork Cap [...]

February 6, 2011
by Christian
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Amorim Cap Classique Challenge 2010 results

The new-look October issue of WINE magazine reached subscribers today including results of the 2010 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge: AWARDS Best Blanc de Blancs, Best Overall Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2007 Best Non-Vintage Pongrácz Brut Best Rosé Pongrácz Rosé Best Vintage Kumkani Infiniti Brut 2004

September 15, 2010
by Christian
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