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From grape to glass the entire process of producing a Graham Beck Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) relies on meticulous attention to detail, dedication to authenticity, precision timing and plenty of patience. At Graham Beck our team is passionately pursuing the perfect bubble – a golden thread of excellence runs throughout the entire process and portfolio. The term Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992. The name is derived from the fact that, by law, sparkling wines are not allowed to be called “Champagnes” in SA, although we use exactly the same methods as in France – giving rise to: Cap (Cape) Classique (classic French method). It has become a prestigious category that’s exclusive to South Africa. Our Graham Beck bubblies have received numerous awards and accolades both locally and abroad, testimony to the fact that they are serious contenders in the international arena, often setting the quality benchmark in terms of forging a unique style and unmistakable identity.


With its natural limestone deposits and huge diurnal temperature shifts between day and night Robertson is one of the most important wine regions for base wines and the making of Cap Classique. For our Cap Classique, 80% of all fruit (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) comes from Graham Beck’s own estate. The balance of the grapes is sourced from seven other geographical areas including areas renowned for their cool climate and close proximity to the oceans. This assists in pursuing consistency and continuity.


The two classic varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are used. Chardonnay, considered to be the noblest of all white grapes, with its traditional flinty character often produces buttery, lemon flavours, (occasionally nutty flavours), often with a strong hint of tropical fruit. This cultivar contributes to finesse and elegance with the brightness of acidity.

Pinot Noir (predominantly raspberry and strawberry flavours, with a hint of cherries) lends mouthfeel, palate weight and texture. Intensive work is done on clonal selections for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Chardonnay clones are planted for their ability to express unique aromatic and palate profiles. Some clones that are specifically earmarked as sparkling wine clones originate from Champagne, in France. Our Chardonnay clones therefore contribute specific aromas and structures to the different styles of Cap Classique we make.


The key to quality is the final preparation done by the viticultural team and the winemakers when deciding on exactly the precise time to harvest the perfectly ‘ripe’ grapes. The team is adamant that no blocks are harvested before they have walked through them, and tasted the grapes.

One of the vital and pivotal elements ensuring quality. Each bunch is carefully selected and picked by hand to avoid any damage. The hours are long and picking in the extreme heat of the day is avoided. The grapes are then transported to the winery where they begin their winemaking journey. Entire grape bunches are pressed very gently to extract the juice. This minimizes the amount of harsh malic acid and astringent tannins that naturally exist in the skins, seeds and stems. The difference is that the winemaking team can separate the cuvée fraction from the press fraction, as the juice is gently pressed in the press.

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  • The grapes for this wine were hand harvested from vineyards in Paarl and Stellenbosch. The wine was fermented in open and closed fermenters with regular punch downs and pump-overs to ensure upfront fruit and soft extraction. It spent 10 months in 3rd and 4th fill barrels with a portion of the blend remaining unoaked. The perfect partner to slow cooked casseroles, fillet, pastas, robust cheeses or a good old fashioned barbeque.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Pinotage

  • The fruit for this wine was sourced from our Stellenbosch vineyards. The grapes were handpicked at optimum ripeness and fermented in varying methods of punch down, submerged cap and aerated pump-overs for optimum structure and complexity. It spent 15 months in a combination of 90% French and 10% American oak (1st, 2nd and 3rd fill) barrels. On the nose expect notes of red berries, sweet spices and hints of white pepper. The palate is well balanced and layered with mulberry and black cherry fruit complemented by a spicy freshness. A rich ripe wine with silky tannins, an appealing piquancy and a long, lingering finish.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Shiraz

  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from a selection of prime Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from our Robertson Estate including a site located on the South-East facing slope of the Rooiberg Mountain that incorporates the game reserve on the Graham Beck property. The vines are planted on red Karoo soil which is also home to the delicate, yet tough fynbos that the game feed on next to the vineyard. Once in the cellar, the fruit is destalked, gently crushed and fermented with 4 daily pump-overs to ensure maximum extraction.


    Once dry, the juice is pressed and transferred into 2nd fill French and American Oak for malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine is then kept for a further 9 months of maturation in barrel to gain complexity and a full mouthfeel. Great complexity of black berry fruit, dark chocolate and plums on the nose. This wine has a rich, juicy entry supported by firm tannins. An elegant creamy palate leads to a long lingering finish.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • The palate delivers a lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids. Showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings. The ultimate in food friendly wines.

    Graham Beck MCC Brut Rosé

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    Aromas of zesty citrus fruit, lemon curd and a hint of crushed oyster shell follow through to a palate redolent of fresh lemons, limes and grapefruit. The finish has a chalky minerality complemented by elegant, creamy oak tones.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Chardonnay

  • Upfront tropical fruit, ripe pineapple, melon, peaches and honey flavours on the nose. Full and juicy palate with layers of ripe tropical fruit complemented by a long clean and crisp aftertaste.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc

  • An expression of tropical fruit on the nose -litchis and passionfruit, with notes of ripe figs and capsicum. Great concentration of tropical fruit and grassiness and peppers on the palate. A crisp, lively acidity and persistent but elegant finish.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Sauvingon Blanc

  • This exceptional and highly exclusive wine (a blend of 78% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Noir) remained on the lees for 60 months (five years) before disgorgement. Elegant, fresh and lively, the Brut Zero is a study in rich minerality. Fresh green apples and hints of brioche, citrus and barely perceptible iris perfume develop on the mid-palate as the wine is left to stand. Brut Zero joins the ranks of the very few zero dosage wines – these having been almost non-existent a few years ago. It’s a category gaining in popularity amongst chefs, sommeliers and food enthusiasts. Virtually sugar free, the natural salt affinity of this zero-dosage wine makes it the ideal partner to crustacean dishes and sushi.

    Graham Beck MCC Brut Zero

  • Produced from 100% Chardonnay this delicious and versatile bubbly combines rich creamy aromas with hints of fresh lime fruit on the nose. On the palate you can expect an exciting fine mousse with an explosion of tangerines. Great brioche and yeast complexity broadens the palate leading to a long elegant finish.


    Graham Beck MCC Blanc De Blanc

  • An all round crowd pleaser and extremely versatile bubbly crafted from a selection of the classic MCC varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
    Both varietals were hand-picked: Chardonnay at 18-19.5°B for fruit and elegance and Pinot Noir at 18.5-20°B for complexity and length of flavour. In the cellar whole bunch pressing ensures fractional recovery. After settling of the juice the two varieties are fermented separately. They are then cross-blended along with reserve wine if necessary, bottled and left for 15 to 18 months yeast contact time before disgorgement. Light yeasty aromas and secondary tones of limey fresh fruit on the nose with rich creamy complexity on the palate. The exceptionally fine mousse contributes freshness and finesse.

    Definitely one of our best sellers – this wine epitomizes our dedication and passion to crafting world class Méthode Champenoise style wines.

    Graham Beck Wines Méthode Cap Classique Brut

  • As its name implies this bubbly is guaranteed to instill feelings of unadulterated bliss in all of those fortunate to taste this fabulous fizz. A deeply satisfying experience from the first sublime sip to the last tantalizing tingle.

    Once again this wine was blended from the two Cap Classique stalwart building blocks: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Whole bunch pressing ensures fractional recovery. After settling of the juice the two varieties are fermented separately. They are then cross-blended along with reserve wine if necessary, bottled and left for 15 months yeast contact time before disgorgement. The perfect bubbly for those who prefer their fizz not too bone dry. Delightfully light yeasty aromas are complemented by hints of butterscotch, honey and praline. This luscious bubbly will stimulate your sweeter senses.

    When it comes to this tantalizing tipple simply no excuse is required for unbridledself indulgence and carefree frivolity.

    Graham Beck Wines Méthode Cap Classique Bliss Demi Sec

  • On the nose you willl encounter whiffs of fresh cassis, black plums, violets and fruitcake, while the palate boasts flavours of succulent berry fruits and plum pudding, supported by spice and cedar wood. The result is a medium structured wine with elegant ripe tannins on the finish.

    Graham Beck Wines The Game Reserve Merlot


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