Cuvée Clive is Graham Beck’s most distinguished and exclusive cap classique yet. It represents the very pinnacle of their specialised craft and is a testimony to their reputation as a world-class producer of méthode champenoise style wines. This prestige cuvée embodies the Graham Beck pursuit of the perfect bubble and is a culmination of meticulous planning and an unwavering dedication to excellence.
As part of the exciting release of the new vintage (2014), Cuvée Clive has also undergone a sleek new packaging upgrade. Made in the traditional Méthode Cap Classique style, Cuvée Clive is produced in exclusive quantities from only the very best 100% Chardonnay cuvée juice. The 2014 Cuvée Clive is a blend of fruit sourced from two outstanding terroirs – 70% of the blend originated from one block on the Graham Beck estate in Robertson (planted in 2002 to four different clones of chardonnay, on pure limestone soil) while the remaining 30% comes from Darling, lending bright and racy acidity to the blend.
This extraordinary bubbly is a complex, balanced, elegant cap classique, which intrigues the senses from start to finish. Ripe citrus aromas are supported by apricot, apple and toasted almond nuances. The palate starts off with flavours of fresh and zesty citrus, developing into richer, fleshy yellow stone fruit and nutty notes. The piercing acidity, multifaceted texture and delightfully small bubbles creates a taste experience that leaves the palate begging for more.
Cuvée Clive has once again been selected as Overall Sparkling Wine of the Year by Tim Atkin, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine, in his South Africa 2019 Special Report. The 2014 Cuvée Clive notched up 96 out of 100 points, thereby earning it a gold medal. It was also one of only two MCCs to win the coveted Veritas Double Gold award.
The Cuvée Clive embodies the joyful celebration of that which matters. May your love affair with this wine bring a true appreciation of life’s journey towards fulfilment.