South Africa produces some fantastic sparkling wines from their picturesque vineyards, backdropped against the stunning landscapes. If you’re after something a little different, it’s definitely worth a try.

Methode Cap Classiques (MCC) are premium South African sparkling wines mostly made using the traditional method.  Sauvignon blancc and Chenin blanc grapes are used and increasingly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They tend to be fruity thanks to the high temperatures of the South African land.

Paul Rene Brut won a Silver Medal in the Summers Days category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 – Does not have to be a complicated wine, will offer a refreshing and crisp tasting experience ideal for accompanying time spent in the sun / shade

Produced from Chardonnay grapes. This sparkling wine has a vibrant mousse and green apple freshness, with an emphatic and persistent dry and creamy finish.

Paul Rene Brut Rosé won a Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 – A light and easy to drink fruity wine

Produced with 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay grapes. It has a light salmon colour with red, fruity flavours, floral undertones and silky richness. It pairs well with seafood and white meats and is ideal for a sundowner in summer.

Babylonstoren Sprankel 2013 won a Bronze Medal in the Fireworks category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 – An intense and powerful wine that really bursts with flavours in the mouth

Produced with 100% Chardonnay grapes. This sparkling wine has aromas of Golden Delicious apple, green lollipops, and tropical tones. With biscuit and brioche flavours, with a touch of almond and passion fruit.

Sprankel pairs well with cheese, fruit, salmon, shellfish and caviar. The smoothness of this sparkling wine also works beautifully with poultry and seafood dishes with light buttery sauces.

Le Lude Brut won a Bronze Medal in the Zesty & Zingy category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 – A wine that will likely be citrus flavoured with a definite zing to it

Produced with a classic blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir. It has aromas of citrus and fresh lime with hints of nuts. Flavours are of ripe lemon, pear and grapefruit with hints of honey, vanilla and dried fig.

This wine is available to buy in the UK from Hard to Find Wines

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