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Chardonnay lovers join us at the New School Grand Cru Festival at Môreson: 26th April 2014

Chardonnay

New School Grand Cru Festival

This is a great initiative and Genevieve MCC is pleased to be part of the New School Grand Cru’s first festival, hope to see you there!

Press release received from Môreson:

On the 26th of April 2014 Môreson will be hosting the inaugural back-to-basics New School Grand Cru Chardonnay.

Our aim, along with 22 other participating Chardonnay producers, is to showcase the amazing versatility of Chardonnay … the noblest of noble cultivars. We haven’t restricted the participating farms to style nor have we limited them to still-wines because what we’d like, more than anything else, is for them to bring their ChardonnAy-game to our festival.

We, as South African Chardonnay producers, are shaking things up; we’re kicking all pretentious elements to the curb; we’re focusing on kick-ass Chardonnay and the people involved in imagining and creating these them.

The Deets: Tickets: Tickets cost R150 per person and include a glass and 10 tasting coupons Tickets are available for purchase via webtickets. Alternatively you can get hold of Patricia – assistant@moreson.co.za – to organise your tickets and payment directly.

Date: 26th of April 2014 Time: 1pm – 6pm

Venue: The Field at Môreson Family Wine Farm

Additional Information: Our award-winning restaurant, Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, will be open for dinner on the 26th of April 2014. Bookings for this evening are disappearing at a rate so let us know if you’d like a table ASAP.

Participating Farms: Groot Constantia; Nitida; Almenkerk Wine Estate;Elgin Orchards;Wintersdrift;Bouchard Finlayson;Sumaridge Wine Estate;Creation Wines;Cape Chamonix;Glenwood Wines;LaMotte Wine Estate;Rickety Bridge Winery;Haut Espoir Winery;Glen Carlou Vineyards;Vrede & Lust Wine Farm;De Wetshof Estate;Mulderbosch Vineyards;Rustenberg Wines;Simonsig Wine Estate;Sterhuis Wines;Vriesenhof Vineyards;Warwick Wine Estate;Babylonstoren;Genevieve MCC,Burgundy featured by Weekend Wines.

If you have any additional questions or queries please contact Patricia on (021) 876 8894 or email her: assistant@moreson.co.za

Tastings, tastings, tastings!

We been part of some lovely tastings in the last couple of weeks. Thought I would post some pics for you to see  and of course show off how beautiful Cape Town is in Summer !

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Newlands celebrated a beautiful Sunday afternoon in their gardens with a bubbly festival.

Casa Labia in Muizenberg organised a relaxing get together of Méthode Cap Classique producers and invited loyal customers and guests to a magic afternoon of bubbles and picnics.

 

 

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

Genevieve MCC in March 2012

Here are some things we are up to in March, please come join us at these events:

12 th – 18th March: WINES – 23 Huguenot Street – Franschhoek – 021 876 3185

Genevieve MCC will be available each day for tasting, pop in and have a glass!

22nd March:  &Union – 110 Bree Street – Cape Town – 021 422 2770 – http://www.andunion.com/

One of the coolest places in Cape Town, Genevieve MCC will be hosting a evening on the 22nd of March 6pm.

25th March : Vineyard Hotel – 54 Colinton Road  – Cape Town – 021 657 4500

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa will be showcasing 14 wine estates when it hosts the Capes Finest Méthode Cap Classique Festival, guests can enjoy a delightful Sunday afternoon, sipping and savouring whilst enjoying light entertainment and mouth-watering canapes in the stunning gardens of the Hotel. R165 pp includes a souvenir Vineyard Hotel & Spa tasting glass. Booking essential 021 657 4500 / eat@vineyardco.za/http://www.vineyard.co.za/

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