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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 making news in Netherlands

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

Barrels and Beards Harvest Celebration: 15-16 April 2016

Barrel & Beards Celebrations 2016

Barrel & Beards Celebrations 2016

Barrels and  Beards Harvest Celebration is one of my favourite events of the year. After harvest all us Bot River winemakers just want to get together and celebrate and we enjoy it even more when others are keen to join in too!

TO DO LIST:

WHAT’S THE PLAN,where must I go, what must I do??

Friday night warm-up at Honingklip 

The winemakers of Bot River love nothing more than an ice cold craft beer on a Friday arve and after harvest it even more welcome, so join them for a relaxed kuier at our local Bot River brewery -Honingklip from 18h00 – tickets are R180 and include beer and pork sausages.

Saturday morning Tasting with Roland Peens

The unique ‘Best of Bot River Tasting’ at Goedvertrouw Wine Estate – owned and run by Elreda Pillman – on the Saturday morning is aimed at the more serious winos and cellar buffs. During the first part of the tasting, guests will have a chance to taste the best of the 2015 vintage hailing from Bot River. After that, Roland Peens will present a blind tasting of the finest wines from Bot River against international counterparts. Tickets : R350 tasting & lunch

Saturday evening – The Baard Paartie

At the main event at Barton Vineyards on Saturday evening, guests will be able to taste the young wines from the 2016 vintage, straight from the barrel, whilst comparing them to older vintages of the same wine. This will be followed by a delicious, proudly Botriviera dinner and of course, the long-awaited Beard competition. Wines will be on sale on the evening. Tickets: R450 tasting and dinner and so much fun!

More info: www.botriverwines.com or email bookforbarrels@gmail.com

SEE YOU THERE!

Cheers

Melissa

Chardonnay fans; join Genevieve MCC at the New School Grand Cru Festival in Franschhoek!

New School Grand Cru event

New School Grand Cru

Chardonnay fans, make a big note to save the date: Saturday 3rd October! This is the second year Môreson Wine Farm hosts this exceptional day celebrating Chardonnay.
Over twenty vineyards in South Africa will be presenting their selection of finest quality Chardonnay ( yes only Chardonnay). It will be a day filled with spectacular wines yummy food – the Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant will be open for lunch; and they’ll have their famous charcuterie for sale at the festival.
NB info: Tickets cost R150 and include a glass and access to some of South Africa’s finest Chardonnays.
Buy tickets online or email assistant@moreson.co.za for direct ticket sales.
Time: 15:00 – 20:00
Want to see who else will be there? www.newschoolgrandcru.co.za
Cheers
Melissa
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