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Lars Daniels MCC tasting

Lars Daniëls ( Netherlands) tastes Genevieve MCC

Lars Daniëls; Senior Editor at Perswijn a wine publication in the Netherlands has written a note worthy article about South African Méthode Cap Classiques. It included a lovely mention and rating of the Genevieve MCC 2011 which is available for sale in the Netherlands at Wine Matters.

genevieve mcc 2011 rating

Lars Daniëls Genevieve MCC 2011 Rating

To read the entire article please see here.Cap Classique – Lars Daniels

Where we’ll be in June 2014 ? 12 Rooms Exhibition & Kamers vol Geskenke.

We’re excited to be part of 2 huge and creative events in June, The 12 Rooms Exhibition and Kamers vol Geskenke!

12 Rooms Exhibtion

12 Rooms Exhibition will launch on the 5th June at Leon at CCXIX (219 Albert Road, Woodstock) and is set to be an exciting highlight on the design calendar for 2014. 12 of South Africa’s most gifted decorators and designers will each be given a room to show off their style. From a mad botanists conservatory to a swanky hotel cocktail lounge and ‘boudoir to-die-for’. There will be more than just a little something for everyone.

Who will be showing their talents? Francois du Plessis, Karen Robert, Kyle Roux, Laduma Ngxokolo, Michelle Throssell, La Grange Interiors,Nicola Townsend,Pim Verdoorn,Salome Gunther,Sarah Ord Interiors,Sprout Design,Greg Mellor.

The Kitchen at Leon will also offer special Italian inspired lunches paired with Genevieve MCC during the duration of the exhibition.

Make your way to Leon at CCXIX if you’d like to indulge in some décor and design inspiration.

The exhibition will be open to the public from the beginning of June until the end of August 2014

Contact details:021 4471304

The other big event that we going to be taking part in is KAMERS & CCDI 5-8 June 2014.

Kamers & CCDI

Kamers & CCDI

Seeing that the Castle of Good Hope is the original port of trade in the Cape, it is appropriate that Kamers Vol Geskenke will complete the circle of design during WDC2014 by bringing trade back to this majestic historic site.

The Castle of Good Hope will host 110 design exhibitors fashioning a visual feast of creativity, entrepreneurship, music, food and wine. The venue is truly something everyone has to experience as for finding the finest little something for yourself or the perfect gift for a friend; it’s a must. Come say hello to us and enjoy a glass of Genevieve MCC!

Event Details:

DATES: 5-8 June 2014

TIMES: 5 June: 10:00-18:00, 6 & 7 June: 10:00-20:00, 8 June: 10:00 – 15:00

TICKETS: R60 at Computicket or at the entrance, R40 for students and pensioners
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VENUE: The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

www.kamersvol.com

Genevieve MCC 2013 catch up.

Just letting you know what we’ve been up to, we’ve been busy , mostly preparing for harvest, quietly and kindly informing the grapes to ripen perfectly , telling the weather to play nice and then we wait…

The 13th and 14th of February were the harvest dates this year; rather appropriate considering how much bubbly is generally consumed on this day.

Harvest was a couple of days later than last year and this was due to the rain (25mm!) we had over the weekend which kept us on our toes and me constantly thinking should I go test the grapes again every couple of hours. Overall , even ripening, appealing grapes and with foreman Jonathon and viticulturist; Leon Engelke looking after these beauties; I’m very happy.Here are some pics of the harvest

We carefully go through bunches, checking for uneven ripening or unsavoury grapes that have ripened too much. We brought in just under 15 tonnes and I am pleased with the 19’balling (sugar level) , this always gets me nervous, a couple of degrees more or less and it changes the feel and style for the entire vintage to come .
Overnight in the cool room to compose themselves and keep freshness, then to the cellar for whole bunch pressing, the cellar we use has a gravity fed system , I like to think that the grapes don’t even realise what’s happened to them till they’re in tank as juice; with this tender process we keep juice clear , clean and pure.
We are at the stage now where the wine has settled and  inoculated with yeast to let the juice ferment into alcohol aka yummy potential!Here’s a nice basic diagram that I found that explains the process..

Other than harvesting, Genevieve MCC obviously took part in Valentine’s Day,I took the liberty of visiting all the boutique wine shops in Cape Town before V-day to pop a gorgeous card around the necks of the Genevieve MCC bottles for those in a rush to find a gift on the day AND then still find a ‘ to my sweet -heart card’ hope you were all spoiled with love.


We also teamed up with Bread Restaurant which is part of the Bromwell Boutique Mall in Woodstock, they offered a exquisite Valentine’s dinner with the Genevieve MCC .Do yourself a favour next time and pop in ( there’s ample parking opposite the building) have a quick snack or lazy lunch and browse through the beautiful exclusive items they have for sale. PS: Their Almond Croissants are addictive….

For a quick summer meal idea: Genevieve MCC was featured in Winestyle magazine Summer edition : paired with Tuna Tarte +Avocado Salsa + Lime Zest. Recipe

Email if you need some Genevieve MCC delivered: melissa@genevievemcc.co.za

Here are some nice tastings coming up in March with Genevieve MCC flowing..

  • 3rd March: Vineyard Hotel: MCC Festival ” festival of bubbles ” 15h00 – 18h00

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa will be showcasing up to 17 wine estates when it hosts the Cape’s Finest Méthode Cap Classique Festival on Sunday 3rd March 2013 for R165 per person.
to view more information: click here

  • 30 March: Wine@ the Mill (Biscuit Mill , Woodstock)  10:30 -12:30

For a quick summer meal idea: Genevieve MCC was featured in Winestyle magazine Summer edition : paired with Tuna Tarte +Avocado Salsa + Lime Zest

Recipe:

 

600g tuna
1’/2 tbsp chives, chopped
1’/2 tbsp coriander, chopped
1 avocado
zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice ,salt and pepper,3 tbsp olive oil
Mix the tuna, chives, coriander, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Reserve the lemon juice till you’re about to serve. Peel and dice the avo, add the lime,olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Place a ring mould on the surface you want to serve on. Spoon in the avo mix and compact it slightly with a spoon. Top with the tuna tartare mix and then lift the ring mould off,garnish, move to the next plate and repeat the process.

Getting to know you… #5

IMusic Mag editor and bloggern the name of music we’re getting to know a feisty young woman who is as passionate about music as the muso’s are!

Meet Tecla Ciolfi, blogger, tweeter and editor of an amazing music mag. Her great taste and passion seems to extend to food, books and design as well; and her thoughts on celebrations and champagne have me convinced I’m part Italian! Can’t wait to meet her in the flesh! Read the rest of this entry »

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