Pop. Fizz. Clink. Nothing quite like liquid gold to ring in the new year. Or any other excuse will do.
At R200 a bottle, Org de Rac’s MCC La Verne Blanc de Blanc 2020 is the sort of label that offers a first-class bubbly experience at a good price point. Bright straw-yellow with a green tinge, give it one sip, and you’ll get a richly textured, full and creamy taste.
Elegant beading accompanies complex aromas of sun-ripe apricot and peach, freshly baked bread and roasted almonds. Supported by crisp citrus, the impressively fine and lingering mousse is punctuated by an unyielding wow factor.
Made from 100% organic Chardonnay in a vineyard bordering the Berg River, the grapes are hand-picked in the cool early morning hours to preserve crispness and aromatic complexity.
Although MCC La Verne Blanc de Blanc is an exceptional aperitif, if you’d like to pair it, choose oysters, smoked salmon or either an olive or mushroom tapenade. For twice the fun, do your toasting with sweet treats – especially macaroons and pecan tart.
But why not go for a tasting first? With the noble Swartland panorama as backdrop, Org de Rac’s tasting-room on the N7 near Piketberg offers a mighty fine experience.
Open: Mon – Fri 9 – 5; Sat & Public Holidays 10 – 3; ph 022 9132397. Or buy online: https://orgderac.com/shop/.