Van Loveren Methode Cap Classique Brut


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Tasting Notes

Aromas of green apple, pear and shortcake prevail. On the palate, the wine is lively with a subtle mousse and lingering finish.


Winemakers’ Notes

From 16 year old vine in rich lime stone soil. Grapes are harvested by hand. Second fermentation is initiated in bottle with addition of sugar and special yeast. Nine months on its primary lees followed by 22 months on its secondary lees has added extra dimension to this MCC.

The Hennie Retief Snr acquired the farm Goudmyn in 1937 and renamed it in honor of Christina van Loveren, ancestor of his new bride Jean van Zyl. Today van Loveren is South Africa’s largest family owned and operated wine producer. At the helm are the four cousins who are expertly led by Phillip Retief.


Food Suggestions

The wine is ideal as an aperitif and will pair well with seafood, chicken, salads, and creamy pasta dishes.



  • 2019 Michelangelo Awards, Best MCC Trophy
  • 2019 Veritas Awards, Silver l Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, Silver
  • 2019 Tim Atkin SA Wine Report, 89/100