Boschendal Bubbly is a Classic Best
Boschendal is the Classic Wine Trophy Champion in the Sparkling Wine category with their celebrated Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 vintage Cap Classique.
“Recognition from this panel of French judges for our Cap Classique is the ultimate compliment!” says delighted Boschendal bubbly winemaker, Lizelle Gerber. “Producing a copycat of champagne has never been my goal. I believe in using traditional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties to carefully construct a base wine that is given patience and time to slowly develop classic bottle fermentation characteristics in a unique expression that captures Boschendal and the vintage. It’s really a proud South African Cap Classique.”
Expect a deliciously rich and creamy bubbly with a gentle cascade of graceful bubbles that explode with plenty of yellow and green apple fruit, roast nuts and almond biscotti supported by citrus fruit intricacy and a discreet minerality that freshens up beautifully to a balanced seamless finish.
Jancis Robinson picks The Bernard Series as one of her ‘great whites’
In her annual selection of the best white wines for Christmas 2011 published recently in the UK Financial Times, eminently respected wine journalist and Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson, has included The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2010.
This is the only South African white wine amongst a competitive line up from countries including France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
‘the beachhouse’ is the biggest selling South African wine in the USA
‘the beachhouse’ white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon retailing at $10 has made quite a splash in the USA and is now South Africa’s biggest selling wine in that country.
As South Africans revel at the height of the summer and take to the beaches for the festive season, the beachhouse wines are spreading sunny South African cheer to warm up the USA winter.
Also in the 'All Imported Category for Sauvignon Blanc' wines from around the world for this same period, the beachhouse ranks at a very respectable 15th best seller in Dollar sales.
“This is a fantastic performance in only 7 months since the beachhouse hit the shelves,” says Greg Guy, DGB International Director. “Despite a cutthroat competitive global market, this result hints at the tremendous opportunity for South African wine with the right taste profile, price and packaging.”
First launched to rave reviews in the local market, the beachhouse captures the perfectly relaxed spirit of the Cape winelands with typically ripe sunny fruit flavors invigorated by a perky natural acidity. The white blend combines the feisty character of Sauvignon Blanc with more demure tones of Semillon in a clever combination of freshness and comfort.
This surge in international sales driven largely by the USA and Canada has been reinforced by an increase in online activity through the brand website and social media platforms, with a burgeoning interactive ‘the beachhouse’ community.
“We are delighted to end the year on this high note,” says Greg Guy. “We are very positive that the inroads made by brands like the beachhouse proffer well for South African wine in this diverse and challenging market.”