Spring means two things: sunny days and summer wines. If you are a wine lover then you are in for a real treat.
Premium drinks company Truman & Orange has recently launched their new Grace du Roi sparkling wines and Grace du Roi MCC’s (Mèthode Cap Classiques).
Truman and Orange founding owner, Rowan Leibbrandt says Grace du Roi is a new-age wine, made for the young, modern, confident female drinkers who are making their own decisions and buying their own drinks, rather than having them bought for her.
Using grapes chosen for their balance of sweetness and acidity and harvested at night to maintain their freshness, Leibbrandt says Grace du Roi sparkling wines offer a lively bubble, and a refreshing green apple and pear character, while the Rose variants offer a hint of raspberry and cream.
Explaining why Grace du Roi sparkling wines and MCC’s are set to shake up the South African bubbly scene, he says historically, the world of fine wine has been complicated, focused on the seriousness of the grape and how it’s produced, which is a very masculine approach.
“Men love to know how things are made. Grace du Roi is more female-centric, more modern and fashionable. The women we are producing it for want to know that it’s unquestionably quality liquid, but they don’t want to hear incessantly about the product or how it’s made. That’s not what they’re focused on. They are more interested in its design, its look, what it tastes like and it’s fashionability,” says Leibbrandt.
He says Grace du Roi is available in three variants of sparkling wine and two variants of MCC.
“Using grapes chosen for their balance of sweetness and acidity and harvested at night to maintain their freshness, Grace du Roi sparkling wines offer a lively bubble, and a refreshing green apple and pear character, while the rose variants offer a hint of raspberry and cream”
“The Grace du Roi MCC is made according to the French-influenced wine-making method where, like champagne, the liquid spends at least nine months developing flavour in the bottle. Made from chardonnay grapes, the low yields from the dry winelands surrounding Paarl are hugely flavoursome. The grapes are harvested while still firm on the branch and fermented with only the slightest contact with French oak to create a beautifully-structured, elegant wine,” says Leibbrandt.
Grace du Roi sparkling wine retails for R99 per bottle while the MCC costs R140 per bottle at selected Spar Tops,