Hope your year has made memories worth celebrating and you’re ready to get 2017 on the go…. After the holidays!
A quick note if you need to stock up last minute!: Melissa@genevievemcc.co.za
Then some end of year news of what we’ve been up to in 2016:
We’ve had a busy one, exports growing now to Belgium and Germany with reorders to the Netherlands and Germany, Genevieve MCC is slowing being able to touch others peoples celebrations and the love for Méthode Cap Classique around the world.
A couple of highlights this year have been the purchasing of a property in Bot River, after quite some time searching for the right spot to create a home for Genevieve MCC we’ve found one, it’ll be a slow progress of renovations and planting vineyards but we’d love you to be part of it and will keep you updated when we’ve moved there and can all get together and celebrate!
The 2012 Genevieve MCC was released earlier this year and whenever I sit and taste and make tasting notes, my vintages become a character, the 2012 is my soldier, it stands up right, expresses itself very cleanly, has great structure and is showing the integrity that it was made with. With 4 years on the lees, it’s still vibrant and is going to mature beautifully for those that manage to hide some away for a few years.
Then the other highlight was being able to release a Zero Dosage vintage this year. 2012 was an exceptional harvest for me and with the first press juice coming in, decided to set some aside and see how it would evolve with even less intervention, adding no sugar after second fermentation and left on the lees for 4 years and then some decent cork time.It’s a little rock star!
Zero dosage Champagnes/Méthode Cap Classiques are referred to by some winemakers as “a champagne without make up.” It is where we get to truly taste the wine.
Comparing the two gives you an idea of the influence of dosage on MCC. The absence of dosage allows the fundamental qualities of the wine and its terroir to shine through more clearly.
All the best for your festive season and cheers to you and may we ching our glasses together often in 2017!
JHB – Wade Bales Cap Classique Celebration with Genevieve MCC popping the bottles.
We are looking forward to this lovely event , what more do you need while taking in your weekend? A selection of fine bubbles add some oysters and good vibes to the picture and you’re set for a great time!
Saturday 26 November – 3:00 – 7:00pm
Sunday 27 November – 1:00 – 4:00pm
Roof Top Terrace Bar, Southern Sun Hyde Park
Your R300 ticket includes: a champagne glass, unlimited tastings of bubbly and 6 fresh oysters.
Enjoy delicious food, exquisite views and great live music.
Limited to 300 tickets per day! Book your tickets.
Book your tickets for this prestigious event , and sip and sample celebrated wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms shown by the winemakers on the evening, Genevieve MCC will be there with the new vintage 2012!
Time: 17h00 until 21h00. Arrive anytime ( latest 19h30 ), and get your programme and crystal tasting glass at the entrance.
Venue: The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Tickets @ R200 are available exclusively at Computicket. Numbers strictly limited to 400 guests.
Tim Atkin recently released his fourth South Africa Special Report 2016 and remarked “A winning combination of better viticulture, the development of new wine regions and the emergence of a young generation of wine-making talent make South Africa the most dynamic wine-producing country in the world right now”
Atkin singles out Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Méthode Cap Classique wines for special praise in his 2016 report.
Genevieve MCC 2011 received a whopping 92 points!
Winter has kept us hidden but we are preparing to pop some corks soon to celebrate the Bot River Spring Weekend 3rd – 4th September 2016.
Genevieve MCC will be showing off our new 2012 vintage and also releasing a Zero Dosage.. very exciting! Our venue for this year is the lovely Luddite Wine Estate.
We’ll be serving an overflow of oysters to pair with the bubblies.
Luddite will be releasing their new vintage of Saboteur range.
plus sooooo much more!
Most of the Bot River farms will be open on the weekend , this is a great opportunity to visit and take part in our farm delights and make a weekend of it.