Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose, a sublime expression of Franschoek Pinot Noir by Takuan von Arnim. An any time Cap Classique, not only for celebrations.
Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay nv is a great match with Dianne Bibby’s Tarragon Cream Chicken with pink peppercorns – 26.01.2018
Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay JD Pretorius, award winning winemaker at Steenberg in the Constantia Wine Appellation, produces a range of Cap Classique and sparkling wines of which the non-vintage Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay is one. Made from a selection of Chardonnay grapes from three other Wine Appellations, Robertson, Bonnievale and Darling. The vines from which
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec 2015, perfect with Nina Timm’s Passionfruit Cheesecake Slices – 12.01.2018
Simonsig, pioneers of Méthode Cap Classique, produce the third iteration of their Kaapse Vonkel, the Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi-Sec 2015
Steenberg's MCCs, two any time wines, made in the classical way with a second fermentation in the bottle. So good with food...
A fine expression of a Methode Cape Classique, the first in South Africa, Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel.
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé 2015 & Dianne Bibby’s Nectarine Tart with Thyme and Butter Drizzle – 28.11.2017
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé 2015, a superb expression of a fine Methode Cap Classique, excellent with seafood and this delicious dessert...
Steenberg Lady R, a classical MCC, using both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir last week was awarded 5 stars in the Platter's South African Wine Guide. One of only three to make the accolade.
Takuan von Arnim adds a new baby to the range the Pierre Jourdan Piccolo Brut 375ml. A versatile wine, and so good with Nina Timm's Camembert, Honey, Walnut phyllo cigars.
Asara MCC Brut 2014 is a crisp, refreshing delicate bubbly. Excellent on its own and also as an aperitif. Perfect food wine....
The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’ 2 & 3 December 2017. Style, flair, fun, MCC & Fashion.
Boschendal MCC bubblies shine gold at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Lizelle Gerber's wines excel - again.
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel on ice South African Airways announced its annual Wine of the Year Awards at a dinner held at Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday, 8 April. The awards were made in four categories: white wines, red wines, Cape Tawny and Méthode Cap Classique wines. Frans & Liza Malan The Wine of
Lizelle Gerber, Boschendal Winemaker Lizelle Gerber, the talented and award winning White Wine and MCC maker on the beautiful Boschendal Estate gives us a bubbly #101. She tells us that there are three main types of bubbles. Champagne The difference between MCC and champagne is the fact that the term champagne is reserved for wine
The De Wet Family, Peter, Gera, Johann, Lesca & Danie The Robertson Valley is a place of summers of sunshine and cold wet winters. In the summer cooling breezes ameliorate the heat in the vineyards allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and to pack in the flavour while they are doing it. The De Wet
Some bubbles in our fridge for regular drinking. I have always been an advocate of not saving your bubbles for a special occasion and to treat the wine to the food you want to serve with it. Current Bubblies in our fridge Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut Entheos Brut MCC Philip Jonker makes a pearler of
Desiderius Pongrácz and friends I was fortunate to know Desiderius Pongrácz and his herd of little dachshunds which went everywhere with him. He helped so many young winemakers with advice on planting and all manner of winemaking techniques. The Cap Classique wines named for him are well known and achieve compliments and awards from local
Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2011 & Tracy Foulkes’s Crudité Platter with Sweet Potato Hummus – 28.02.2017
Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2011 There can’t be many wine farms on the main street of a town, and one of the longest main streets in the country too. Laborie Wine Farm is situated on the east facing slopes of the iconic Paarl mountain and reaches down the Paarl’s Main Road. Candlewood
Asara MCC Brut 2014 One of the joys of going to Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is tasting the wines with the winemaking team in the cellar and watching the wines improve over weeks. Chardonnay grapes arriving at the Cellar The Asara MCC Brut 2014 is one such wine. Made in the classical Champagne style
Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 JD Pretorius, Steenberg Wine Estate’s Award winning wine maker, has produced a range of really exciting Méthode Cape Classique wines, and this one, the Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015, is the perfect wine for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Made solely from Pinot Noir grapes harvested by hand off this,
Klein Constantia MCC Brut 2013 Klein Constantia is perfectly situated for the production of wine grapes, red and white. An east facing slope for soft morning sunlight, cooling breezes tumbling gently down the slope from the over-the-mountain cool Benguela current ameliorating the summer heat, as indeed do those from False Bay coming up the slope.
Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs, perfect Valentine’s Day match with Justine Wall’s Buckwheat Blinis – 10.02.2017
Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs When you have been in the Cap Classique business for as long as the von Arnim Family of Haute Cabrière, they build each and every year on knowledge from previous years and the pleasure given by their wines just increases. Takuan von Arnim doing sabrage Takuan von Arnim, the Estate’s
Groot Constantia Method Cap Classique Brut Rosé 2013 As I write today, I look out over the Constantia Vineyards which are amongst the oldest in the country. Groot Constantia itself is one of the premier tourist sites in Cape Town, up there with Table Mountain, Cape Point and the National Gardens at Kirstenbosch. Boela Gerber in
Sauvage La Bri 2011 Irene Waller, GM and Winemaker for La Bri Estate in the south east corner of the Franschhoek Valley, has realised a dream, long in the making to produce a Méthode Cap Classique wine. Following the tradition Champagne method of a second fermentation in the bottle, allows the wine to be designated