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Luddite and Genevieve Go Large in Jozi !

Book now for Bot River wine giants descending on the City of Gold

Sunday, 14 July

A royal wine experience hits the City of Gold on 14 July, when two outstanding boutique Cape wineries put on a once-off showcase of their collection of extraordinary vintages. Dubbed the GO LARGE Lunch, the event sees 9-litre bottles from the famed Bot River region’s King of Shiraz and Queen of Méthode Cap Classique served up alongside the big, bold flavours of Urbanologi restaurant.

The featured wineries are Luddite, whose owner winemaker Niels Verburg is renowned for his Midas touch with the red cultivar, and Genevieve MCC, crafted by owner Melissa Nelsen. Both hail from Bot River in the Overberg, a region known by its credo “real wine made by real people”; the unspoilt, down-to-earth, sociable character of the farmers; and, wines for lovers of the road less travelled.

For the small-town experience in the big city of Jozi, serving the Shiraz from 9-litre bottles and the MCC from magnums makes the occasion unique. The aim is to give enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the difference in taste that a large-format bottle makes.

Guests will be welcomed with canapes and the 2010 vintage Genevieve MCC, a tiny producer with small amounts bottled in magnums.

Then it’s onto a tapas-style lunch paired with five vintages of Luddite Shiraz out of 9-litre bottles; 9.0 L Salmanazar:Equivalent to twelve standard 750 ml bottles or a full case of wine! – the first of its kind to take place in Johannesburg and one designed to show the varying effects that terroir, climate and crop size has on wine. “In big bottle format wine comes across fresher,” says Niels’ wife, Penny, who co-hosts the event. “It just seems to age better in big bottles.”

Luddite has built a loyal following since its establishment, particularly for the Shiraz whose first vintage came in 2000. In fact, the 8,5ha farm was bought with Shiraz being the Verburg’s sole aim. Luddite was the name given to 19thcentury workmen who destroyed labour-saving machinery. The name suited Penny and Niels’ focus on artisanal passion and excellence rather than wine mechanisation. Today, some people describe Luddite Shiraz as Niels-in-a-glass; he’s six foot four, with a smile the embodiment of a warm embrace.

 

As for the bubbly to be served, 2010 was the first year Melissa decided on magnums, setting aside just 120 bottles of her precious Genevieve MCC. She had always had a love for bubbly and when the opportunity arose to make it, she jumped. Genevieve is her second name and the patron saint of Paris, making Genevieve MCC the perfect link between great South African MCC made in the style of French Champagne.

The Genevieve 2010 spent four years on lees and five years oncork. Made from Chardonnay, the wine shows delicate and generous bubbles with crisp aromas of lime blossom, fig and hints of bright mineral flavours. Vibrant and supple on the palate, it reveals rounded and expressive flavours of pear and brioche that linger.

Coming together at Urbanologi, famed for fine, eco-friendly food, the wines meet a formidable partner that has been described the “clear standoutof must-visit inner-city dining spots”. Located at the uber-cool 1 Fox Precinct of Ferreirasdorp in the heart of Jozi, the restaurant epitomises the concept of casual fine dining.

It’s an ideal match with Bot River’s farmer-friendly philosophy thanks to chef Jack Coetzee’s new Project 150culinary mantra – a sustainability declaration to source all ingredients except spices, within 150km of the restaurant.  

For the GO LARGE Lunch, Jack goes beyond the ordinary, stepping away from the regular menu. He won’t reveal the line-up just yet, except to say a divine culinary surprise awaits.  One thing’s for sure though: if you’ve booked a seat, you’re in for a royal treat.

Booking details

Date:                         Sunday, 14 July

Time:                         12h00

Venue:                      Urbanologi

Cost:                         R900 per person

Tickets are limited. To book contact Sharon at info@luddite.co.za, or call 028 284 9308.

Tim Atkin Special Africa Report 2016

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About Tim Atkin

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! 

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Save the date: Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival 29/30 Nov 2014

This year has flown, we’ve lost count of the corks we’ve popped and my favourite festival is around the corner so save the date and remember to wear your fabulous black and white outfits for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival.

We’ll be pouring our delicious Genevieve MCC and you’ll be able to taste plenty others on the day.

Details: Date: 29th – 30th November 2014  Venue: Franschhoek  Time:12:00 – 17:00  Price: R200 pp

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Cheers 
Melissa

SAVE THE DATE

Bot River Spring Festival: Genevieve MCC is ready to pop!

SATURDAY 31st AUGUST AND SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER

We invite you to join us and our fellow Bot River wine producers on a weekend tour of the regions wines.

Beaumont Wines will be teaming up with Zest Catering and Melissa from Genevieve MCC to celebrate the start of Spring.

For more information on what Bot River has to offer on this weekend go to www.botriverwines.com

 Saturday 31st August

Join us for a casual and fun day to taste, eat and relax on our farm. From our ‘pop-up’ bar and food stall we will be offering a showcase of our new vintages as well as the Genevieve bubbly and a selection of delicious food prepared by Zest Catering.

Sunday 1st September – Barrel Lunch

A more formal affair in our Barrel Cellar where we bid farewell to the winter season and welcome in Spring.

Booking Essential!

Menu & Wines @ R375/head

Beaumont Olives

Beaumont Almonds

Raoul’s Rosé 2012

Starter

Duck liver parfait with Calvados jelly and Melba toast

Beaumont Goutte D’Or 2012

Main

Dill & lemon crusted line fish served on wholegrain mustard mash and sautéed asparagus with a passion fruit and white wine reduction

Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2012

Dessert

White almond torte, marinated strawberries and whipped cream

Genevieve Methode Cap Classique

Coffee & Tea

Chocolate truffles

Buy your tickets now, only limited seats available. Bookings can be made by emailing info@beaumont.co.za as well as online at http://www.beaumont.co.za/wine-shop/barrel-lunch-2

Taj Cape Town Wine Tasting Series #5 Come join Genevieve MCC!

The latest wine tasting and dinner pairing is scheduled for 29 September 2011 and includes wines from Genevieve MCC, Iona Wines, La Motte, Paul Cluver and Steenberg .

Guests can attend the afternoon wine tasting or join winemakers for a four-course dinner, or do both. And if you’d like to spend the night at the luxury Taj Cape Town, we are offering a special bed-and-breakfast rate. Contact the Taj Cape Town for more details at restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com, or call us on +27 (0)21 819 2000.

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