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Five great South African bubblies

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There’s been such a positive response to my posts about my favourite wines that I can’t resist putting up one about my favourite South African bubblies. All of these delicious Methode Cap Classiques will be perfect for any occasion and you can see by my selection that I certainly tend to favour the pink varieties! These posts are meant to help those that like to taste new varieties of wines, but don’t want to blow their budget entirely looking for great wines.

These bubblies are all equally fantastic and are certainly affordable alternatives to splashing out on expensive bottles of champagne.

To view my other selections, check out these two posts:

Five great South African white wines

Five great South African red wines

Miss Molly Petit Rose

Lovingly named after the silver weimaraner that rules the roost at the Moreson Wine Farm, the Miss Molly range is fresh and fun. The petit rose is flirty in its fruitiness, while also being serious enough to stand its ground at any time of the day. I’d opt for this at a kitchen tea, the cute label and fresh taste will certainly draw attention.

Recommended retail price: R90 (If you see this, BUY IT! It’s hard to get a hold of)

Pierre Jourdan Brut

This complex MCC is great for those that love the lime-y flavours that come forward in chardonnay. It’s balanced well with its added pinot noir as well so it isn’t too sweet, as some of the rose MCCs can be. This works well in any setting, but I would pair it with a meal rather than just use it as a celebratory bubbles because of it’s intensity.

Recommended retail price: R110

Rickety Bridge Brut Rose

This beautiful blend is perfect for any celebration, or even just a Saturday morning breakfast. It certainly has a strawberry kiss to and is very fresh and light on the tongue. I find this particular MCC to not be as charged with bubbles, making it a little easier to drink for those not used to drinking fizz.

Recommended retail price: R125

Villiera Starlight Brut

I believe that this is the only low-alchohol bubbly available that holds it taste, basically, in the world. Not only does it still have the fantastic fresh, light flavour of an MCC, but you won’t be able to tell that it’s low alcohol at all. This is ideal for hen’s parties and weddings and general day drinking. Plus, the bottle is absolutely gorgeous!

Recommended retail price: R110

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose

I’ve saved what I consider the best for last. This beauty from Simonsig reminds of summer days with my friends, mostly because it’s always been at those celebrations. The pinot varieties that go into making this bottle of bubbles compliment each other so beautifully and create an elegant sparkling taste that serves well at any occasion.

Recommended retail price: R110

What do you think of my selection? What would you add or take out?

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Comments (7)

  • Also you NEED to try Charles Fox! It’s amazing. I posted about my tasting there recently over here: http://www.becomingyou.co.za/weekend-wanderings-cap-classique-tasting-charles-fox/

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    • I’ve heard great things! Just haven’t seen it anywhere in Jozi yet!

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  • Graham Beck all the way ;-) Needs to be there I think, most established SA MCC.

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  • Oooh I’m intrigued by the Miss Molly… I think I ought to try that this weekend! Oh and that Simonsig.. it’s on one of our top lists too!

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    • Give it a try and let me know what you think Kim!

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      • Yes will do! Now just to find it :)

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