SPARKLING WINE | BUBBLY BABES: Bubbling over with happiness, this is the perfect bottle for a special occasion. For example, Tuesday can be a special occasion when you pop one of these.
WHAT WE TASTE: Seafoam, brioche and lime zest
PERFECT PAIRING: Light and refreshing dishes, hard cheeses, charcuterie – sounds like a picnic to us!
TEMP CHECK: The glass bottles used for bubbly is thicker than your normal bottle, so try to get this in the fridge the night before for a proper chill.
ABOUT GENEVIEVE MCC: Melissa Nelson is a self-taught winemaker who fell in love with the Bot River region and the camaraderie amongst the winemakers in the region (her grapes grow just down the way from Luddite). Her aim was pretty simple – to make more than they could drink. More than a decade later, that simple aim has led to some simply amazing bubbles!
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE: Melissa only makes this one when the grapes are at their very best – so it’s not something we’re going to see every year! This baby spent four years developing its beautifully delicate bubbles before disgorgement.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF: Place: Bot River, Overberg, South Africa Grape: Chardonnay Style: Elegant and crisp