Cuvée Clive

Our most prestigious and exclusive Cap Classique, the Cuvée Clive represents the very pinnacle of our craft and bears testimony to our reputation as a specialist premium sparkling wine producer. It is the ultimate expression of our dedication to creating Méthode Champenoise style wines of distinction, complexity and world class excellence. This extraordinary cuvée embodies the Graham Beck pursuit of the perfect bubble and is a celebrated culmination of meticulous planning and enduring passion.

Sparkling Wine of the Year, 97 Point Rating

The latest release of Cuvée Clive (2017) is a Blanc de Blancs made with Chardonnay from Robertson and Darling. It’s the latest in a series of stunning bubblies with 100% barrel fermentation of the base wine, a toasty, tangy palate, some brioche and cashew and a combination of restraint and power.

— Tim Atkin 2022

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Cuvée Clive is an intriguing Cap Classique of great elegance, poise and refinement. The Chardonnay portions combine seamlessly to create a bouquet of rich peach, apricot, apple and citrus aromas, with alluring hints of spice and toasted almonds form the barrels. The Pinot Noir elegantly dances through these aromas and adds layers of complexity on the palate with fresh cranberry, pomegranate and spicy undertones. The palate is elegant and fresh, while the lengthy time spent on lees has created a succulent texture which lingers long after the last sip.

Variety

Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%

Area of Origin

Western Cape, South Africa.

Vineyard

40% of the blend originated from an exceptional block of Chardonnay in Napier, close to the Cape South Coast with the remaining 20% of Chardonnay sourced from a single block on our Robertson Estate. The Pinot Noir comes from Durbanville, growing in TableMountain sandstone.