Methode Cap Classique, noun phrase

Origin:
FrenchShow more French, méthode method + Cap Cape (see Cape) + classique classic.
Bottle-fermented sparkling wine (méthode champenoise) produced in South Africa; Cap Classique. See also Cape wine.
1992 I. Von Holdt in Sunday Times 6 Sept. 13The tasters thought that Methode Cap Classique (the new name for methode champenoise bubbly from the Cape) was impressive.
1992 P. Devereux in Style Nov. 26Cape bottle-fermented bubblies (now called Methode Cap Classique seeing France is huffed with folk using the term ‘Méthode Champenoise’) are indeed generally an astonishment to knowledgeable winelovers.
c1992 J. Platter S. Afr. Wine Guide 14Methode Cap Classique (MCC), New — from 1992 — South African term to describe sparkling wines made by the classic French ‘méthode Champenoise’ (MC).
Bottle-fermented sparkling wine (méthode champenoise) produced in South Africa; Cap Classique.

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