In South Africa, a sparkling wine which is made in the traditional Champagne style is known as a Methode Cap Classique, or as we asy, “MCC”. Yesterday’s “Bubbles” tour concentrated entirely on MCC. We fortunately have many excellent producers of this style of wine. We tasted 26 different MCC wines during the day made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, pinot meunier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc single varietals and blends. We were also extremely lucky enough to spend time with Jean-Pierre Charbaut, a charismatic winemaker from Champagne in France who makes wines in the same style here in Stellenbosch. (http://www.chabivin.co.za) It was a superb day.