Domaine des Dieux, the boutique wine producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, was crowned as South Africa’s best Cap Classique exponent at this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, the only competition committed exclusively to the Cap Classique category.
This was the 17th year South Africa’s producers of bottle-fermented sparkling wine took part in this popular competition.
The Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2012, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, won the category for Best Brut Blend as well as Best Producer having achieved the highest score of all the 127 wines entered into this year’s rendition of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.
Classique pioneer Simonsig Estate from Stellenbosch which celebrates its 50 th year as an independent producer this year, dominated the competition’s Rosé Category with the Woolworths Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 (no added sulphur).
In the category for Best Blanc de Blancs, Franschhoek fizz whizz Colmant Brut Chardonnay (non-vintage) took top honours.