South African sparkling wine or "Vonkelwijn", also known as "Méthode Cap Classique" or MCC, is a type of sparkling wine produced in South Africa using the traditional Champagne method. The wine is made from a variety of grapes including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier as well as some traditional South African grape varieties such as Chenin Blanc.
MCC wines are produced using the same method as champagne, with secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wines are typically aged on the lees (dead yeast cells) for a minimum of 12 months to develop complex flavors and a creamy texture.
South African sparkling wine is often drunk as an aperitif and pairs well with a range of dishes including fish, seafood and light bites.