South Africa produces some of the world’s finest sparkling wines. Endowed with quintessential terroir, progressive winemaking skills and meticulously incorporating the Methode de Traditional process to ensure an authentic double fermented sparkling wine of the finest quality.
Whole bunch pressing is at the heart of the winemaking process, with only the first pressing, our cuvée, used to make the various base wines. Diamant Classique selected wines have been awarded a number of international awards recognising its world beating qualities.
Once bottled, the bottles are fermented and matured horizontally in cool, dark cellars for a minimum of twelve months. Our vintage wines stay on the lees to ensure much longer yeast contact time, depending on the style, vintage and special harvests.
After riddling and disgorging, DC wines are left to mature on the cork for some time, to ensure integration and balance. This commitment to quality is evident in your glass every time a Diamant Classique cork is popped.
Cuvee Brut Royal
The heart of DC wines lies with the gentle whole bunch pressing which yields only the purest and most delicate juice called the cuvée. For Cuvée Royale only the first most delicate pressing is used. A delicate Blanc de Blancs with exquisite balance between the primary fruit and the complexity of slow evolution.
The refined creaminess of the mousse refreshes the palate and enhances the zesty citrus and unmistakable flavour of freshly baked bread. A small portion of the blend is fermented in older French oak for more complexity.
Mouthfilling with ample body and a persistent clean and dry finish.
The aromas of rose petals and red berries dominate the nose and reveal its red grape origins. The mousse is fine and enthusiastic and brings out the floral and yeasty aromas in the mouth. A mouth filling roundness on the palate shows ample fresh fruit intensity and body which is perfectly balanced by a subtle acid structure that leads to a crisp and refreshing dry finish.