A toast to wedding season in Stellenbosch

  • October 30, 2017

It's wedding season in Stellenbosch. We all know how stressful this time of year can be for future brides and grooms, from the endless to do lists, unexpected surprises and seemingly impossible choices to be made. We thought we'd take some of the work off you and share our suggestions for some of our favourite Stellenbosch bubbly to toast with on your special day. 

SPIER

Signature Méthode Cap Classique 2014

Tasting notes - "Green apple and subtle rasberry flavours with a hint of lime on the nose. Serve at your bridal shower breakfast or as an aperitif on the day.

Photo by @tailsofamermaid

 

Spier Secret Sparkling  - a celebration of the Spier Secret Festival

Tasting notes - "strawberry and raspberry aromas with hints of Muscat on the nose. The rich, honeyed palate bursts with vivacious bubbles and has a crisp, fresh finish." The perfect summer drink. Enjoy at sundowners or on a hot day beside the pool. It also pairs beautifully with dessert.

 

DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE

Sunrise Brut Method Cap Classique

 

This stunning MCC is named after the magnificent 118.08 carat Delaire Sunrise, the largest square emerald cut fancy vivid yellow diamond in the world cut and polished by Graff Diamonds.

Tasting notes - "Green-tinged and pale lemon yellow in colour, it displays a fine and integrated mousse with aromas of fresh gooseberry on the nose with citrus notes of lime and grapefruit. The palate is delicate yet complex with subtle hints of vanilla. The Sunrise Brut is a zesty, fresh and balanced wine that lingers long after the last sip.”

 

JC LE ROUX

The iconic House of J.C. Le Roux, South Africa’s leading sparkling wine producer, has added an exciting new range of high quality bubblies to the J.C. Le Roux family to appeal to those who enjoy a drier, more sophisticated taste. 

 

Vibrazio is served in an elegant glass, allows for greater development of flavours. As part of the perfect serve, citrus rinds (orange and grapefruit) can be added to enhance the natural flavours of the wine allowing for a uniquely Vibrazio experience.

Tasting notes - "Vibrazio Sauvignon Blanc an extra dry yet fruity sparkling wine with tropical tones like litchi, pineapple and granadilla flavours. It is a refreshing and lively bubbly, with good balance and a vibrant finish. Served with orange rind it results in a refreshing and crisp, clean finish."

"Vibrazio Demi-Sec is an enchanting off-dry sparkling wine with hints of pears and litchi. Sophisticated fruitiness "

"The off-dry Vibrazio Demi-Sec Rosé is a lively blend that entices all the senses from its salmon blush hue to its melange of berry, plum and tropical aromas. It’s perfectly served with a fresh twist of grapefruit rind to enhance its tropical flavours and makes for a uniquely Vibrazio experience."

Photo by @glouglougirls

 

KLEINE ZALZE

Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2011

 

Tasting notes -  "A full-bodied classical style Méthode Cap Classique, this old world style sparkling wine crafted from the finest selected parcels of the traditional grape varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay contributes elegance whilst Pinot Noir provides intensity and richness. A subtle pale gold colour in line with a very delicate and elegant nose. Freshly baked brioche and biscotti aromas with a rich lees-creaminess and a tantalizing mineral richness."

Methode Cap Classique Non Vintage Brut

Tasting notes - "A traditional MCC, showing elegance and complexity with a long finish. Aromas of strawberry and blackberry fruit flavours complemented by classic biscuit bouquet richness. A lively fine mousse transforms this wine into an unforgettable sparkling sensation."

Methode Cap Classique Non Vintage Brut Rose NV

Tasting Notes - "A traditional, yet fun and flirtatious MCC with flair that delights the palate as much as the eye. A delicate silver pink hue with a lively cascading sparkle, aromas of cherries and red berries with elegant layers of finesse and decadence on the palate."

 

PETER FALKE WINES

Peter Falke 2014 Methode Cap Classique

 

Two ranges of wine are brought to life at Groenvlei. The Signature range, with its contemporary mirrored label, attracts the discerning wine connoisseur, while our PF range embodies relaxed, stylish sociability, with a light multifaceted character that plays on the senses.

Photo by @thewinegirlcapetown

 

TOKARA

This 100% Chardonnay MCC, made by outgoing winemaker Miles Mossop has been 12 years in the making and is the first release. A 2011 vintage with only 3000 bottles produced. 

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Tasting notes - “This bubbly has a vibrant light golden hue with a hint of green in the colour. The mousse is exceptionally fine and consistent. The aromas are those of freshly baked brioche, fresh apples and a hint lemon blossom. The fine bubbles explode in your mouth upon entry. The palate is mouth filling with flavours of toasted almonds, freshly buttered toast, lemon and lime preserve with a long finish, which hints of a slightly saline mineral note. This leaves one wanting to take another sip.”

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Tag us @stellenboschexperience on Instagram using #visitstellenbosch on your special day should you be celebrating with any of our partner's bubbly. Be sure to visit these farms for a personal MCC tasting and enquire with staff if you are interested in booking them as a wedding venue. 

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