Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Graham Beck Ultra Brut

2021 Gold Medal

Graham Beck Cap Classique



Graham Beck Cap Classique Graham Beck Ultra Brut
VARIETAL:
Méthode Cap Classique and Méthode Ancestrale () Unwooded vintage

VINTAGE:
2016

MORE INFORMATION:
Previously known as Brut Zero, this ultra-dry Cap Classique was crafted without the use of additional sugar in the dosage - the absence thereof allows the exceptional intrinsic qualities of the wine and its terroir to shine through more clearly. Ultra Brut is pure and honest – a true testimony of extraordinary fundamental excellence. The Graham Beck Cap Classique craftsmen always maintain that making a sparkling wine with no sugar is like walking a tightrope, there are no room for errors. This unique style of wine can only be crafted in exceptional vintages and from only the highest quality cuvée juice that can sustain extended time on the lees (five to six years). It joins the ranks of very few zero dosage sparkling wines, a category gaining in popularity amongst chefs, sommeliers, fashionistas, food enthusiasts and the health conscious. VARIETY: Chardonnay 100% CELLAR TREATMENT: Only the highest quality cuvée juice is selected for this wine. The juice settled for two days before it was moved for fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a regulated 15˚C, with a portion of the base wine fermented in older barrels to ensure a creamy texture on the palate. Secondary fermentation commenced in the bottle during the start of June 2016 and was left on the lees for 60 months. TASTING NOTES: Ultra Brut is the quintessence of the Graham Beck style. With a viridescent hue, this Cap Classique opens up with a lively bouquet of lemon zest and brioche notes. The rich, complex palate is perfectly balanced by fresh acidity and an exceptionally refined mousse - a benchmark of the 2016 vintage. Endowed with a deliciously creamy texture and a rewarding finish, this ultra-dry Brut is ideal to drink now or in the next 5 or 8 years. Ultra Brut is an exhilarating and rewarding food wine, pairing effortlessly with fresh oysters.




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