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Pongrácz, a renowned wine producer, achieved outstanding recognition at the prestigious 2023 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles held in Belgium. Their dedication to excellence resulted in the award of a Grand Gold for their exquisite Pongrácz Brut NV and a Gold for the remarkable vintage Desiderius Pongrácz 2015.

As the global benchmark for wine competitions, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles meticulously selects wines of exceptional quality from around the world. Pongrácz’s success in this esteemed event further emphasizes their commitment to crafting superb Cap Classiques that embody the French winemaking tradition while distinctly expressing the unique terroir of South Africa.

MP Botes, the talented winemaker behind Pongrácz, proudly acknowledges that these two gold awards reaffirm the outstanding caliber of locally produced Cap Classiques. It is a testament to their unwavering pursuit of excellence and the artistry involved in creating exceptional wines.

“The numerous awards of our Cap Classiques echo’s our continuous commitment to producing world-class quality products. We nurture these wines over a long period whilst the secondary fermentation in the bottle creates exquisite, delicate bubbles and integrated aromas. I feel so privileged to be part in the making of these remarkable Cap Classiques.”

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The Pongrácz Brut is perfect for anywhere, anytime enjoyment. Indulge in the versatile and delightful Pongrácz Brut, a sparkling wine that knows no boundaries. Whether enjoyed on its own, at a leisurely brunch, on a scenic rooftop, or during a delightful picnic paired with charcuterie and cheeses, this Cap Classique is designed for savoring every sip.

Crafted with meticulous care, the Pongrácz Brut undergoes bottle fermentation and matures on lees for a minimum of 15 months. Made from the classic Champagne varietals of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the grapes are carefully hand-picked from vineyards cooled by refreshing maritime breezes.

Upon opening the bottle, one is greeted by crisp green apple aromas, accompanied by the enticing scent of freshly baked bread. On the palate, delicate yeasty tones intertwine with layers of citrus fruit, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors. The elegant, rich mousse enlivens the experience, leading to a satisfying, long-lasting aftertaste that lingers on the palate.

Pongrácz Brut is a true embodiment of craftsmanship, combining tradition and innovation to deliver a sparkling wine that captivates the senses. It is the perfect companion for any occasion, offering a delightful and unforgettable journey with each effervescent sip.

The ultra-premium Desiderius Pongrácz 2015 is a testament to time and tradition. Spending a minimum of 69 months in the bottle for slow secondary fermentation, this gracious and elegant sparkling wine showcases a blend of hand-picked Chardonnay (80%) and Pinot Noir (20%) grapes. Delicate bubbles and enticing brioche aromas entice on the nose, while the palate is filled with a rich combination of nuanced fruit, almonds, and yeasty notes. The experience culminates in a lingering aftertaste, making Desiderius Pongrácz 2015 a truly exceptional and timeless creation.

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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. 

To add these award-winning wines to your next get-together, visit Pongrácz online or from leading liquor outlets nationwide.



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