Perdeberg Winery sits in the foothills of the eponymous Perdeberg Mountain. The Cape Mountain Zebra roamed free here a couple of hundred years ago, named thus by the early settlers who called them ‘wilde paarden.’ The Zebra, now broken into small groups geographically apart from each other were endemic to the Western Cape Floristic Region, a World Heritage Site. This is also the home of the Perdeberg Classic Collection Sparkling Rosé, and a range of other sublime wines.
This wine is a fun Sunday morning by the pool refresher and is one that you should use as an anytime wine, rather than keeping it for a celebration.
Albertus Louw, the Cellarmaster at Perdeberg Cellar, has captured all the brilliant flavours of the dryland farmed red grapes. Whiffs of spun sugar, bright red cherries and berries, both on the nose and on the palate. There is a note of crunchy watermelon, making it truly refreshing.
It looks like
Bottled in a traditional Champagne bottle, with elegant livery. In the glass, a gem bright cherry pink with bubbles rising rapidly to the surface.
It smells like
Candyfloss, bright berries and a tickle from the bubbles.
It tastes like
A generosity of fruit, enhanced by the bubbles, nice full flavoured palate.
It’s good with
This is a fun refresher at any time of the day – yes breakfast too. Makes a wonderful Sangria. It will go well with smoky ribs or boerewors. Nina Timm’s Festive Pavlova with Lime & Fresh Berries is a great partner. Click here for her recipe.
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