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It’s that time of year when the corks pop and the bubbly is poured for the annual Amorim MCC Challenge, now in its 17th year.  And what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring, than with a line up of great local MCCs!

This competition is unique in that it concentrates only on locally produced naturally-fermented sparkling wines, known as Méthode Cap Classique, or MCC. As this competition shines a spotlight on MCC, the judging is rigorous and tough, and standards high, yet Simonsig managed to shine.

The Woolworths Simonsig Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 was awarded the trophy for best Rosé, which makes it two in a row for Simonsig, as the Woolworths Simonsig Pinot Noir Rosé 2015 took the award last year.

The history of Simonsig is intimately linked with South African MCC, and the Simonsig team is very pleased with the expansion and recognition of this style of winemaking amongst both consumers and the wine industry in general.

Director Johan Malan shares his excitement about the growth and maturity that South African  MCC expressed at this year’s event.

“I’m so proud of what has been achieved by the category of Cap Classique – and my father would have been so proud.”

There has never been a better time to have a glass of our local MCC, and Woolworths Simonsig Pinot Noir Rosé in particular. Find this winning bottle of bubbly at your local Woolworths store, or contact the farm for a list of the other Méthode Cap Classique wines that Simonsig produces.

Be sure to follow @simonsig.co.zaSimonsigWines for more news and updates.

Article by Esther van der Vyver

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