LEARN THE LINGO
BRUSH UP ON SOME JARGON BEFORE YOUR NEXT SPARKLING BRUNCH
Méthode Cap Classique
Yes, this is what MCC stands for. It’s South Africa’s version of Champagne – the second fermentation takes place in the bottle.
A fancy way to say ‘dry’. When you drink a Brut MCC you shouldn’t taste any sweetness. It’s also the most prestigious style of sparkling wine.
Refers to what makes up the unique taste and flavour of wine. It includes the soil in which the grapes grew, the topography and climate.
Make a good start by pronouncing it: soh-mell-yay. It’s another way to refer to a wine fundi – specialised in all aspects of wine.