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Graham Beck "Cuvée Clive" Brut 2009

Graham Beck
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SKU: GBE-CBT-09
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Family‐owned Graham Beck sparkling wines are 100% Méthode Cap Classique which is the South African term for méthode champenoise. The Brut NV spends a minimum of two years bottle aging on the lees before disgorgement and is 100% hand-harvested estate Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.

The Brut NV is an iconic wine in South Africa and abroad. This is the wine which was served at Nelson Mandela’s historic presidential inauguration. It is also favored by the Obamas who selected it to toast his election as president of the United States.

Graham Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, is situated in the breathtaking Breede River Valley bordering the semi-arid Little Karoo region. The farm is located on the famous Route 62, a meandering country road which takes visitors on an unforgettable tour of the region’s plentiful attractions. At the Robertson cellar, Graham Beck focuses on minimal intervention, allowing the authentic essence of the fruit and terroir to shine through in the final wine.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol %
12
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Complex, elegant and sophisticated, yet powerful in its aromatic profile which speaks of the undoubted quality of Robertson Chardonnay. Bright, ripe citrus notes are supported by nuances of apricots and green pears. The palate is alive with millions of pin-prick small bubbles running over the tongue and bursting the flavours of grapefruit and yellow stonefruit. A piercing acidity allows the flavours to fill the palate and end in a vivid, lingering and mouthwatering finish which begs for more.
Vineyard Notes
For the first time since its conception, the Cuvée Clive originated from one single block of vineyards. Situated right in front of our cellar in Robertson, the vines stand in pure limestone soil and produced spectacular fruit at 8 tons/ha
Production Notes
A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this Brut is produced only in exceptional vintages and in extremely limited quantities. Only the highest quality juice (tête de cuvée) from the first ultra gentle whole bunch pressing is considered for this special edition cuvée.
Winemaker Notes
Our most prestigious and exclusive Cap Classique yet, the Cuvée Clive is testimony to our reputation as a world class producer of Méthode Champenoise style wines and a culmination of meticulous planning, unbridled passion and the pursuit of the perfect bubble.
Other Notes
Not only is the Cuvée Clive setting new benchmarks for excellence in the industry, it’s also requested by international men of mystery! None other than Super Spy James Bond enjoys this über elegant fizz in lieu of his signature martini in Jeffery Deaver’s novel Carte Blanche!
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