What are MCCs?
MCC, South Africa's best sparkling wine!
MCC (Method Cap Classique)
In South Africa, sparkling wines made with secondary fermentation in the bottle (the so-called champagne method), the same as champagne, are called Metode Cap Classique, abbreviated as MCC.
Did you know that the high quality of South African MCC has been attracting attention in recent years? It is attractive that you can enjoy sparkling wine that is comparable to Champagne at a reasonable price.
MCC is a growing stock of South African wine, with 257 companies now producing close to 10 million bottles annually, of which 80 per cent are exported, with Japan being the eighth largest exporter.
In 1992, the Cap Classic Producers Association was established and officially called "Cap Classic (MCC)", but production began in 1971. The minimum aging period in the bottle is 9 months (scheduled to be changed to 12 months from the 2021 vintage). Although there are no specific grape varieties, it is mainly made from Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
Revised rules for "Method Cap Classic" (MCC)
From 2021, the minimum aging period has been changed from 9 months to 12 months (certification from 2022). South Africa's MCC has great expectations for its next leap forward.