A symphony of power and elegance

Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2014

  • GHB-042014
  • Delicious citrus aromas surrounded by roasted almonds
  • Extremely complex sparkling wine with fine perlage
  • Received 96 points from Tim Atkin and IWSC Silver
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

54.00€ 72.00€/l

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The Graham Beck Cuveé Clive is the most prestigious Méthode Cap Classique of the winery - and for...
The Graham Beck Cuveé Clive is the most prestigious Méthode Cap Classique of the winery - and for good reason, because the sparkling wine made from Chardonnay grapes from a single vineyard is complex, powerful and elegant at the same time. Ripe citrus aromas are supported in the bouquet by apricots, apples and roasted almonds. On the palate, the sparkling wine is initially fresh with lemon notes, before nuances of yellow stone fruit and nutty tones enchant the connoisseur. The fine perlage and the beautiful texture make sure that you cannot get enough from the Graham Beck Cuveé Clive. The Méthode Cap Classique was produced according to the traditional method and has matured in the bottle for 60 months after the second maturation. Enjoy this top-class sparkling wine in special moments, but it also accompanies fish and seafood dishes wonderfully.

Awards

Jg. 2015
Veritas Gold
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, TOP 100 SA Wines, Veritas Double Gold, Tim Atkin 97 Points
Jg. 2012
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 95 Points
Jg. 2011
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, International Wine Challenge Commended, Robert Parker 88 Points

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Name:
Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2014
Article-No.:
GHB-042014
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2014
Winery:
Graham Beck
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Graham Beck, Scenic Cape Route R60, 6705 Robertson, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
54.00€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
12 % Vol.
Acidity:
6,8 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,4 g/l
Serve at:
8-10 °C
Best before:
2022
In the Cellar:
Matured 60 months in the bottle after the second fermentation.
Appellation:
Western Cape
Allergen:
Sulphite

Graham Beck – Sparkling Wine of the Highest Class

It was once Graham Beck’s wish for his flagship wine to be sparkling. With this vision in mind, he went to see Pieter Ferreira in 1990 who is still the cellar master at the winery. His philosophy is to create sparkling wines with as little bubbles as possible in order to have the natural flavour and its soft traits revealed. The results of this partnership are several excellent sparkling wine creations that were produced according to the traditional method.
It is probably the Graham Beck Brut that enjoys the greatest popularity. Even Nelson Mandela clinked glasses with this wine during his inauguration which immediately made it an icon at the Cape. Michelle Obama had also selected this one when Barack Obama was appointed president. The Cap Classique impresses with fine aromas of fresh citrus fruits with a light yeast note as well as a sprightly perlage in balanced elegance. Awarded with the Decanter, the Old Mutual Trophy and numerous other awards, it truly is the crème de la crème of the South African sparkling wine production.

Graham Beck’s Cultivation Areas

The main idea of Graham Back is based on two sayings: ‘Great wine is made in the vineyards’ and ‘One should first focus on the basics’. For Graham Beck, it is of great importance to exactly know the vineyards so that the winemaking team can optimally use the uniqueness of the terroir and the special character of the planted vines. This feeling for wine cultivation shows accordingly in the finished wine; and Graham Beck even manages to constantly increase its quality. The winemakers have made it their task to offer gourmets a world class wine with intimate character with every glass.
In 1983, the wave of success started when Graham Back acquired the farm outside of Robertson and Cape Town that was back then called Madeba with the boundless will to build an estate with an international reputation. Success came quickly which resulted in Graham Beck purchasing a second piece of land in Stellenbosch where the winemaker team was able to create even more excellent premium wines and hence satisfy the ever rising demand.

Graham Beck wines with defined fruit character

For the cellarer Pieter Ferreira, it is very important that the different conditions of the terroir match in harmony. With its rather cool and dry climate, the Robertson region provides viticulturists with those ideal conditions for wine cultivation they need to reach a high quality in the wine production.
In Stellenbosch, the estate cultivates further vines. The vineyards are in very close proximity to the ocean which creates a constant and cooling breeze through which the grapes have uniform conditions for their growth. A defined fruit character defines the wines from Graham Beck.