Charles Fox

After many years in the bustling business capital, Johannesburg, Charles with his wife, Zelda decided to follow their passion for Champagne by making their own. After much research, the beautiful Elgin Valley in the Western Cape was chosen as the ideal are to start their new ventures. With much vision, an old rundown 33 hectare fruit farm was bought in 2005 and has since been converted to a stunning Cap Classique Wine Estate. The farm specializes only in grape varieties to make champagne – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier. Charles is an avid Francophile who believes deeply in following the classic French style of champagne making and the French idea of terroir being all important for quality wine.

Wine Information Sheets

Reserve Brut

Clear, brigh, golden straw in color and a lively effervescence. Fresh fruity aromas, mingled with a delicate bouquet of honeyed raisin and biscotti. On the palate, hints of pears and apples, follow through with a slight savory tone and generous finish.

Reserve Rosé

Pale salmon in color, with beautiful persistent bubbles. Fruity aromas of red berries and aromatic spices on the nose. On the palate, fresh fruitiness follows through with subtle berry and red currant flavors. Ending with a fresh creamy intensity and generous length. 

2015 Vintage Brut

Translucent golden hue with tiny persistent bubbles, bringing creaminess to the palate. Brioche, bread and buttery notes. Soft hints of yellow fruit and honey. Fleshy flavors of flowers and white peaches. The finish reveals a well-balanced and pleasant structure with a hint of spices.

2013 Vintage Rosé

Bright silvery pink in color, expressing the vintage quality aging in our ideal cellar conditions. Attractive red fruity colors and taste, balanced and undoubtably kept fresh by the important part of the Chardonnay plays in the blend. The 2013, a Rosé Vintage offering gourmand flavors and elegant refreshing sensations at the same time. Made in harmony with selected cuvée’s nature offered us to fulfill your senses.

2013 Cipher

A triple selection of prestigious cuvée’s aged for five years on the lees, an association dedicated to the pleasure of your senses. Refined mousse, expressing quality balance and harmony of fruity and floral perfumes, followed by elegant hints from the world of pastries.