Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Made only in exceptional vintages, this prestige cuvée is inspired by Hungarian nobleman Desiderius Pongrácz, carrying his name and signature. It is alluring with a rich complexity and teems with a delicate mousse of light, lively bubbles and a raciness on the palate. Desiderius Pongrácz is an elegant blend of the classic Champagne varietals, Pinot noir and Chardonnay, set apart by its distinctive fluted bottle.
Desiderius Pongrácz owes its classic yeasty character and wonderful foaming mousse and persistent bead to the prolonged maturation on the lees for over four years. As this Cap Classique matures further it will continue to develop wonderful creamy, nutty characteristics on the nose to complement its full bodied texture which lasts for ages on the palate. It is simply divine served with tempura tuna rolls with sweet chilli.
The 2008 vintage follows in the footsteps of its award winning predecessor, Desiderius Pongrácz 2003, that stood up to critical acclaim with Double Gold at both the 2012 Five Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia and the 2012 Veritas Awards, as well as the trophy for best bottle fermented sparkling wine at the 2012 International Wine and Spirits Challenge (IWSC) in London.
Desiderius Pongrácz 2008 is available at all leading boutique wine stores at around R350 per bottle. Its new ultra-sophisticated presentation pack makes it an ideal gift for someone special this festive season.
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