Cape Winemakers Guild

Graham Beck Cuvée 129 Extra Brut 2009

51% Pinot Noir, 49% Chardonnay

Wine of Origin Western Cape

This Cap Classique epitomizes the crucial factor of time on the lees. Cuvee 129 ‘MGA’ Extra Brut expresses exactly this! The name of the Cap Classique – Cuvée 129 – refers to the number of months on the lees aging – 129 months, that equates to 10 years and 9 months on the lees. “MGA” is short for Multi Geographical Areas.

A unique Cap Classique carefully selected from six different geographical areas – Franschhoek, Robertson, Stanford, Stellenbosch, Slanghoek and Walker Bay. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes were hand-picked, whole bunch pressed with only cuvée fraction (450 litres/ton) used for the base wine. All seven components were fermented separately and after blending, lightly fined. Then tirage bottling occurred on 29/09/2009. Left on the yeast for 129 months – ten years, nine months. Disgorgement 29/06/2020.

Tasting Notes: Gold straw colour. Rich brioche notes with nice toasted almonds on the nose. Rich Pinot entry and multi-layered complexity. Intense, complex with a long finish. Very fine persistent mousse.

Ready for drinking now and until 2025.

Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 7 500.00
  • Lowest: R 4 750.00
  • Average: R 6 167.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 40
  • Cases Auctioned 21


  • Alc: 12.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.50 g/l
  • TA: 6.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.29

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