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Colmant appoints Paul Gerber as new winemaker

Paul Gerber will shortly be joining Colmant Cap Classique and Champagne in Franschhoek as winemaker. He was previously at nearby Le Lude where he...

2018 Amorim MCC Challenge Results

There were a total of 127 entries in this year’s annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, results as follows: Best Brut, Overall Winner: Domaine des Dieux...

Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV

Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne, the Franschhoek business run by Belgian Jean-Philippe Colmant, is celebrating 10 years since the maiden release of a wine...

Tim James: On bubbly – Colmant in particular

Vintage champagne marks the peak of achievement for most champagne houses, typically made only from about four vintages each decade. The basic house brut,...

Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV

The official overall winner at this year’s Méthode Cap Classique Challenge sponsored by cork supplier Amorim was the Anura Brut 2011, but to my...

2014 Amorim MCC Challege Results

The results of the 14th annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge are as follows: Best Vintage Brut, Overall Winner: Domaines des Dieux 2009 Best Brut Non-Vintage: Lords Best Rosé...

CE’s top 12 wines of 2012

Below are my dozen most memorable wines of 2012. Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2011 Price: R150 This is a label which has been around for a...

Colmant Brut Reserve

I think Méthode Cap Classique is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success – a lot of half-baked examples as more...