After a very long, unprecedented year with long dry spells courtesy of alcohol bans during this pandemic, Spring has sprung, with a plethora of top tier wines ready for your eager gullet. We asked the ladies at Wine-Ish – the multifaceted wine business – for their top recommendations for this season.
Graham Beck Brut NV
The perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this brut MCC is smooth, silky, and incredibly creamy. The bubbles are soft, making it easy for you to focus on what really matters, the taste. It’s fresh, crisp, and the go-to bubbly for a festive spring afternoon.
Spier Creative Block 2 2018
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is a great way to ease into the fruity white wine taste suited for the warmer seasons, while still maintaining some of the body, and texture we’ve all been enjoying from the chill winter brings – and that’s where the slight addition of Semillon is prevalent. If you’re a Sauvignon Blanc lover, trust that you’ll absolutely love this interesting take on a White Bordeaux-style blend.
Creation Rose 2018
A rosé after our own hearts and a firm favourite is this unique Grenache Noir & Viognier blend. Expect a glass of this rosé to be mildly dry, citrusy yet juicy, and full of flavour. Perfect for an outdoorsy day with great company, you can enjoy this one throughout the day without the sweet aftertaste most roses tend to have.
Richard Kershaw Smuggler’s Boot Pinot Noir 2014
We could never forget our red wine lovers. In spring, enjoy light to medium-bodied reds with lightly wooded characteristics balanced with fresh acidity. One of our best light-bodied red wine cultivars is Pinot Noir, the perfect choice coming out of winter as we ease into spring. Its smoky, medium-bodied but still boasts a full red berry flavour.
Steenberg 1682 Brut Rose NV
You cannot welcome spring without a gorgeous Brut Rose MCC to match the florals of the season. This Pinot Noir rose is ideal for an afternoon braai. The smooth, bold bubbles and a fruity, coconut finish make it the perfect celebratory drink.
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