This spring marks the introduction of Grace du Roi wines
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Spring means two
things: sunny days and summer wines. If you are a wine lover then you are in
for a real treat.
company Truman &
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
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.
Grace du Roi MCC's. Picture: Supplied.“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.
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, Liquor City
and Norman Goodfellows liquor stores nationwide.