The Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2011 shined at the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and was awarded the Old Mutual Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine.
Since its inception in 2002, The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is considered one of South Africa’s premier wine competitions, identifying the very best Cape wines, recognising the achievements of the country’s winemakers and honouring excellence in the wine industry. The judging panel was chaired by leading wine authority, Michael Fridjhon since the show has been established. The panel comprises three international judges and six local judges covering a broad range of expertise. Of the 977 wines judged, 40 gold medals and 23 trophies were awarded for Best in Class
The 2011 vintage was in particular a difficult vintage with hot and dry conditions throughout the Western Cape. This resulted in lower yields, smaller bunches, but astonishing concentrations of flavour. The wine is made from 100 percent Chardonnay and left on the lees for 36 months. This MCC shows beautiful aromas of citrus, toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, rich and textured with an explosive acidity and long, elegant finish.
“Laborie wants to be known as one of South Africa’s top MCC producers. This award is an acknowledgement to the whole winemaking team for the effort they put into creating the magic of Laborie MCC’s. We have the vineyards, expertise and passion for creating world-class sparkling wine”, says Liandra Kotzé, Wine Marketing Executive at KWV.