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Genevieve MCC end of year 2016 news

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!

Melissa

Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review 2016

Caroline's Fine Wine White Review

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.

 

 

Genevieve MCC favourites brighten your winter blues.

Genevieve MCC favourites

Winter with Genevieve MCC

Here are some of Genevieve MCC favourite places to visit on cold cloudy day to brighten up the winter blues!

Needing a bit a TLC because the winter blues have set in, snuggle up at the Nellie for the High Tea with some Genevieve MCC, nothing beats a sugar rush on a cold winters day.

Get the buzz going with a champion flat white at the best coffee shop in the world at  Truth Coffee .

If you are in a sprint to get back to the comfort of your home after a hard day’s work, pop in for an early evening wine tasting at Wine Concepts or Vino Pronto.

For some inspiration, visit Wild Peacock (Stellenbosch) for a browse in their cozy wine shop and search out some of their delicious deli goods for a picnic next to the fire at home with some Genevieve of course!

If you need to stock up on some local products from the Overberg roll into Peregrine Farm Stall. Their restaurant winter specials include a bowl of hearty soup, a perfect break away from the chill outside.

And the ultimate getaway place in the valley is KolKol, relax in a log cabin with a roaring fire or plunge into the hot tub while sipping some Genevieve MCC.

Keep warm happy people!

Cheers

Melissa

New wine show in Cape Town! Tuning the Vine

Tuning the Vine

We are super excited to be part of  Tuning the Vine which is a new hip, urban wine and food experience right in the heart of this fabulous City and as with anything we’re involved in, its going to be lots of fun.

With access to over 200 wines you’ll be able to refresh the taste buds and delve into the wonderful world of wine.

With 5 easy steps – Try it, Pair it, Learn About it, Mix it and Have Fun With it – your Tuning the Vine experience could easily transform you into the next wine buff on the block.

“Prepare yourself for a magical and multi-sensory immersion into the wonderful world of wine. Meet and mix with our talented young Rockstar wine makers. Share their stuff and stories at the short and sharp Wine Tuning Crash Courses. Get some tips on how to pair food and wine from our matchmaker stars on the floor. Or better still try our tantalising Taste Theatre for a food and wine pairing sensation.”

See you at Tuning the Vine!

See you at Tuning the Vine!

Melissa Nelsen from Genevieve MCC is one of the Rockstar Winemakers. Have a look at her interview as she shares her story and her passion.click here 

Date:31st October – 2nd November 2014

Times: Friday 12pm-8.30pm / Saturday 12pm-8.30pm / Sunday 12pm-5.00pm

 

 

Have a look at the line-up:http://www.tuningthevine.co.za/blog/

Tickets are priced to suit Tuner’s pockets at R150. Get’s you entry and 8 tasting coupons For tickets: click here See you there!

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

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