Bubble bubble…it’s the season to start celebrating – be it the warmer weather, a special occasion, Tuesday night – whatever that is to you…
I love Grace du Roi sparkling wines – they offer a lively bubble, and a refreshing green apple and pear character, while the Rose variant offers a hint of raspberry and cream.
Naturally cold-fermented, the clean, delicate character of the sparkling wines is gently fruity as a result of their Chenin Blanc base and the use of the cuvee (first press) of the grapes. The wines in the blend are kept separate to allow flavor to develop first before marrying achieving a ‘state of Grace’: lighter, more delicate flavours.
The Grace du Roi MCC (Methode Cap Classique) is made according to the French-influenced wine-making method where, like Champagne, the liquid spends at least 9 months developing flavour in the bottle. Made from Chardonnay grapes, the low yields from the dry winelands surrounding Paarl are hugely flavoursome.
The grapes are harvested while still firm on the branch and fermented with only the slightest contact with French oak to create a beautifully-structured, elegant wine – and a yummy one too, at that!
I am excited to have a case (6 bottles) of mixed Grace du Roi sparkling wines to give away to one lucky reader. Make sure to comment below and let me know what you plan on celebrating – should you win.
Competition closes 31 September 2018 and the winner will be contacted via email. You will need to collect your prize from me in the Craighall Park/Sandton area.