"This South African wine may taste slightly more like a sparkling Chardonnay than champagne but look at the price! It's an absolute charmer and a total bargain for a wine that was aged for nearly five years (much longer than most champagnes)"
Jancis Robinson, FT Weekend Magazine, 28 Nov '20
"Dom des Dieux, Claudia, Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2013 Cape South Coast 81% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Noir. Aged for 57 months. This has quite a light nose but is hugely satisfying with lots of richness and just enough refreshment, with lots of evolution and length."
The previous vintage of this South African fizz won two major awards: the Amorim MCC (Methode Cap Classique) Challenge in Cape Town; and the trophy for best South African Sparkling Wine in the prestigious Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2018. The 2013 is just as good! From 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, made in the Champagne method, with four years on its lees and another under cork, it stands comparison with plenty of far more expensive vintage Champagnes: yeasty, creamy and with great breadth on the palate.