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Jozi Cap Classique Festival this week!

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Come join Genevieve MCC for a Champange tasting and dinner.

Champagne Tasting and Dinner including a rare vertical Jacquesson tasting of older champagnes from our library and an introduction to the new Genevieve Cap Classiques presented by the Melissa Genevieve Nelsen!

Date: Tuesday 20 April
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Cuvées Classiques, wine cellar, Palms Décor and Lifestyle centre, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Wood stock
Cost per head: R350

6.30pm: Welcome drinks –

Genevieve MCC: We are very excited to have the new Genevieve Blanc de Blancs MCC as our welcome drink and the wine maker, Melissa Genevieve Nelsen will be attending to introduce it to us.

7pm: Champagne tasting
First Flight: Jacquesson vertical tasting, Jacquesson 728, Jacquesson 731 and Jacquesson 733
Second Flight: Examining the contribution of chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the champagne blend
Drappier signature 100% chardonnay, Duval-Leroy Paris 60% Pinot Noir and 40% chardonnay and Lallier rosé 100% PN
Third Flight: Vintages РGeorges lacombe 1999, Colin cuv̩e cramant 2003 and Drappier Grande sendr̩e 2002
Draw: There will be a draw for a bottle of Champagne at the end of the evening as usual and 10% discount on all orders placed on the night!

8pm: Dinner: A sumptuous buffet of soups, quiches, breads, patés and cheeses will follow the tasting.

To Book: Call Jane or Cathy on 021 461 7498 or mail to :

This should be a very interesting tasting – and there are still places available.

We hope to see you there.


Melissa Genevieve Nelsen

Who’s been talking about Genevieve MCC?

Listen to Michael Olivier (SA wine crit) and his opinion of my bubbly!

Michael Olivier Talking Wine February 2010

Nice little mention in Top Billing Magazine!

February 2010:

Genevieve MCCTop BillingFebruary 2010

A Cape Town Blog by Chris M

Genevieve Methode Cap Classique

– Wine Review

Churned out on January 6th, 2010

It’s that time of the year when things speed up again and it’s time to have a good bottle of fizz before the daily grind kicks back in.

Michael Olivier suggests that we start the year off with the loud pop of a bottle of fizz..

The price: Around R180 a bottle

First Impression: Cheerful fizz, serious product. Fun packaging.

Genevieve MCC single bottle

The Story: Melissa Nelsen – middle name Genevieve – was born of parents who were captivated by their time in France and gave their daughter the name of Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. Melissa lives in Bot River on a farm which has a patch of Chardonnay. Ãœber winemaker Ross Gower helped her turn them into a stunning classical champagne style wine.

The Taste: Delicate and elegant, it smells and tastes of white fleshed peaches. Nice fresh baked brioche tastes too.

Michael says: Melissa and the Gowers made 5500 bottles of the Genevieve in 2008. Extensive time on the lees has ensured character and style. The inaugural 1500 bottles have just been released after 18 months on the lees whilst the next batch will lie for a further time on lees creating a benchmark for further vintages to come.

Did You Know?: Lying on the lees, means that during the second fermentation in the bottle, the wine is left to lie with the expired yeast cells which add flavour.

The small print: 100% Chardonnay from the Overberg. Whole bunch pressed.

Contact details: Melissa 083 302 6562. or

Thanks to Michael for all the wine reviews, don’t forget to buy his book – The People’s Guide!

See you soon.

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