LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD
Holiday time. Summer time. This is the perfect time of the year to indulge yourself in the tasting, exploring and learning about South Africa’s exquisite range on Méthode Cap Classique (MCC). Our fine version of sparkling wines.
Grown on a variety of terroirs and enjoying both a great selection of successful grape types and more than 350 years of agricultural knowledge, different wineries across our winelands manages to produce award winning bubbles, gaining international recognition and global supporters. In many cases, the finer ranges aligns with the best Champagnes & Proseccos, gracing the best wine lists in restaurants all over the world.
Although a typical wine tasting experience is vertical and covers one of the estates’ ranges, take advantage of the beautiful long summer days and lie back on one of the grand verandas, share a bottle with your companion and let the blooming vines and maturing grapes leave their mark on your soul.
The Vineyard Collection Wines are made from specific vineyards, each with its unique character for its cultivar and terroir. For this reason, all wines in the range are of single cultivar. Wines are made in an elegant new world style and with subtle wood contact on the reds. White wines are unwooded.
MCC range includes Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir. They can be enjoyed with one of the different cheese platters on offer or with the Tapas Picnic.
Effervescent elegance in a glass – a beautifully balanced MCC, the winner of multiple trophies and awards through the years, consistently sells out before the anticipated release of the next vintage.
The MCC is part of their flagship tasting or a full bottle can be ordered. To complete the treat to your pallet, their award winning restaurant supplies the tasting room with a 3 option gourmet selection- a feast of specially crafted tastes that uses the estate’s own grown berries and the Three Spades Cider as ingredients in the dishes created.
Oviation Spumante is the young addition from the estate. Tropical fruit on the nose and a semi-sweet taste with a light sparkle on the palate makes this wine fit for any occasion.
The wine is available in both the tasting room and in the next door Seasons Restaurant, a Wellington Wine Route favourite that relies on fresh local products. They are located in the center of well-attended gardens, dotted with large scale, metal animal sculptures.
Their MCC selection includes a Blanc de Blancs and a Brut Rosé.
Roca is a Mediterranean restaurant with open indoor vistas and a large outdoor veranda, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley.
You are spoiled with a full range of Blanc De Blancs, Brut and Brut Rosé. The 3 options can be tasted at the KWV Emporium, paired with a selection of cheesecakes.
On the actual estate you can enjoy the Taillefert Crémant and De Taillefert Brut as part of the wine tastings on offer.
On the food front you are spoiled with a choice between the Paarl brunch of the Italian Cucina Di Giovanni or the Pearl Rock Terrace which offers seasonal tapas, pizza, salads, desserts and incredible scenery.
La Motte Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) originates from Franschhoek and the Chardonnay as well as Pinot Noir grapes from which the wines are made, were produced at La Motte. Vineyards grow against a southern slope 200 metres above sea level.
The wine is available as part of the tasting room offerings or at the special Wine & Food Tasting experience that occurs once a week.
Presented from Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, a well-informed Wine Ambassador guides guests through an educational and entertaining food and wine pairing. Food is presented as a modern interpretation of heritage cuisine and the restaurant team works closely with cellar master, Edmund Terblanche, in creating cuisine to beautifully complement the estate’s wines.
A relaxed dining experience is available in the gardens with a special dedicated menu, less formal than the restaurant.
The bubbly selection includes Culinaria Brut Méthode Cap Classique and Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir.
They are both available in the tasting room as part of a vertical tasting. In addition, a special Wine and Food Pairing takes place on Fridays at 12:00.
A chance to join Leopard’s Leap chef, Pieter de Jager and one of Leopard’s Leap’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic Wine Tasting Ambassadors.
Inspired by the Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection that is based on traditional French blends and made with the specific focus of being exceptional partners to food, the pairings shows these wines with foods that illustrate the skill of food and wine pairing. Wines from the bigger Leopard’s Leap portfolio are also included to add interest and dimension to the tasting and to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy well-matched combinations while getting to know the fundamentals behind making informed dinner table choices.
The sessions are highly informative and, while being interactive and entertaining, provide very useful information regarding food and wine choices for future reference.
The Rotisserie restaurant is very popular with locals and offers a South African Table and Family Table experience among others, designed for leisurely stays on long summer days.
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The Duel MCC (NV) is suggested to be paired with charcuterie, oysters & seafood, roast poultry and grilled pork dishes.
A picnic in their beautiful garden looking out over the vineyards is a perfect excuse to try the MCC. Gourmet picnic baskets are available from the estate.
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