Spectacular trophy awarded to Desiderius Pongrácz

Monday, 10 June, 2019
Desiderius Pongrácz vintage 2011 has been awarded with the Trophy for Best Museum Class at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

With the continuous awards garnered for the flagship Méthode Cap Classique, Pongrácz’ continuous commitment in producing world-class quality products is evident.  

The Museum category showcases the beauty of older MCC’s, acknowledging the ageing potential of locally produced wines to be on par with some of the finest Champagnes. 

The Desiderius Pongrácz vintage 2011 spends a minimum of 60 months in the bottle for a slow secondary fermentation to result in an exquisite and elegant masterpiece.

Made in the time-honoured French tradition of secondary fermentation in the bottle to produce the lively yet gentle bubbles, the Desiderius Pongrácz 2011, is a blend of Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Noir (30%) grapes hand-picked from two selected vineyard blocks. Beautiful, elegant bubbles and brioche-like taste fills the mouth with a rich and complex combination of fresh fruit, almonds and buttery bread.

Desiderius Pongrácz is named after the nobleman and Hungarian refugee, Desiderius Pongrácz, who had a profound impact on viticulture in the Western Cape. Considered a genius for finding the unexpected in the traditional and fresh, unconventional theories, Pongrácz was witty and brilliant and his inspiration extended across the wine industry, classical music, anthropology and Dachshunds. 

The Desiderius Pongrácz 2011 is available from fine wine merchants and www.vinoteque.co.za, and retails for about R450.

Desiderius Pongrácz
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