Bubbles for your Festivities
A sound that is synonymous with the festive season has to be the popping of a cork on a bottle of bubbly! There is so much to celebrate, time with family, a chance to relax and recharge after a tough year and to enjoy festive food and drink. We’ve chosen some of our best local MCC’s and even a gorgeous vintage Champagne. Whatever your budget there will be something that will fit your pocket and your palate.
Villiera Starlight Brut
20% Pinotage and a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Enjoy with a light seafood dish like grilled prawns with fresh lemon.
Starlight offers bubbly lovers a ‘light’ (low alcohol) alternative without compromising on quality. All the requirements for Cap Classique are fulfilled except the bubbly is lighter and fresher, which makes it the ideal choice for a modern lifestyle. When Cap Classique was first enjoyed, drinkers likened the experience to tasting the stars. Since then it has truly become the drink of the stars, from romantic dinners to parties beneath them. Where there are stars there is Starlight MCC- ‘The Light Cap Classique’.
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D’Or Brut Vintage 2004
A blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.
Enjoy with scallops and caviar.
Mature, intense and generous, this Champagne reveals intricate citrus flavours, honey and a hint of grapefruit with lifted notes of almond paste and marzipan. Long and lingering showing beautiful balance, it has attractive freshness on the finish and appealing apple acidity. All in all, it is an exquisite Champagne.
Muratie Lady Alice Rosé Brut 2012 (new release)
100% Pinot Noir
Enjoy with a delicious vegetarian quiche and fresh salad.
The attractive hint of onion skin colour and the graceful gossamer bubbles swirling in the glass are an enticing invitation. Made from 100% Pinot Noir with extended skin contact, this is an elegant crisp dry rosé.
Laborie Blanc de Blancs MCC 2010
Enjoy on its own or with oysters, delicate seafood dishes and salads.
This complex and indulgent MCC shows clarity of fruit on the nose. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish.
L’Ormarins Brut Rose
10% Pinot Noir & 90 % Chardonnay
Enjoy with Tuna Sashimi, Duck and Pomegranate Salad or Smoked Venison Carpaccio.
This handcrafted MCC has notes of framboise and strawberries on the nose. This carries through to excellent vibrancy and a crisp crunch of acidity, balancing the ripe fruitiness, thus resulting in a rounded, creamy, broad and textured flavour in the mouth. Its long aftertaste finishes on a light, fruity note.
Krone Night Nectar 2011 Demi-sec Cap Classique
A blend of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Enjoy with creamier savoury dishes such as foie gras or desserts like a baked lemon tart, apple strudel or panna cotta.
The Krone Night Nectar is a sophisticated Cap Classique which is charmingly drinkable, fruity and generous with a satisfying touch of sweetness. It has a creamy, fine mousse and shows expressive aromas of baked golden apples and almonds. Refreshing lemon curd and subtle marzipan flavours fill the palate and linger on the aftertaste, leaving the taste buds calling for more.
JC Le Roux Scintilla
A blend of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
Enjoy with a delicious lamb roast with fragrant garlic and rosemary.
It evokes an air of elegance, beauty and sophistication, representing one of life’s finer pleasures. Luxuriously smooth and well-balanced, Scintilla is made in the time-honoured French tradition in true champagne style. This classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is only produced in exceptional vintages and spends a minimum of five years on the lees, (spent yeast cells) to develop its rich complexity.
Desiderius Pongrácz 2008
A blend of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
Enjoy with a fabulously decadent dish of tempura prawns.
Desiderius Pongrácz 2008 owes its definitive yeasty character, wonderful foaming mousse and persistent bead to the prolonged maturation of at least four years on the lees (spent yeast cells). As this Cap Classique matures further it will continue to develop wonderful creamy, nutty characteristics on the nose to complement its full- bodied texture which lingers for ages on the palate. It entices with a fine mousse of delicate light, lively bubbles ending with a raciness on the palate.