2017 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

Posted by Caroline Mullis on Friday, July 21, 2017 Under: Awards

The Amorim Cap Classique challenge is considered South Africa‚Äôs bench mark competition for premium quality Methode Cap Classique. The inaugural competition was in 2002 and is now held annually and judged by a panel of respected industry figures with experience in tasting and judging MCC specifically, with the results being released in September at the Amorim awards dinner. Since 2013 we have taken part in this prestigious event, each year walking away with an accolade.

In 2013 we entered our 2008 Claudia Brut MCC into the Brut Vintage category, where we walked away with a gold.

In 2014 we entered our 2009 Claudia Brut MCC into the Brut Vintage category, for which we received a double gold and winner of this category. The same wine went on to win overall winner of the 2014 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, a feat we had only ever dreamed of.

In 2016 we again entered our 2008 Claudia Brut MCC, this time into the Museum class category, as well as our 2010 Claudia Brut MCC into the brut blend category. The 2008 vintage shone and was awarded a gold, and the 2010 a silver.

After rigorous blind tasting with the Domaine des Dieux team, deciding which vintages, disgorgement batches and wines would carry the Domaine des Dieux name the best in the competition, we have decided on our 2017 entries which will be submitted today. The 2011 Claudia Brut MCC has been entered into the Brut category and the 2010 Rose of Sharon Rose MCC has been entered into the Rose category.

We wish all the MCC producers who have entered this years Amorim Cap Classique Challenge the best of luck. We are looking forward to the results which will be announced September the 14th at the awards dinner.


You may have noticed our 2008 Claudia Brut MCC has been awarded a gold in both the Brut vintage category as well as the museum class category. In celebration of this we have decided to put together a limited offer for a case of 2008 Claudia Brut MCC at R1260. This offer is only available at our Tasting Room in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge.

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