Grace du Roi sparkling wines. Picture supplied
Grace du Roi sparkling wines. Picture supplied

This spring marks the introduction of Grace du Roi wines

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published Sep 18, 2018

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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.

Premium drinks

company  Truman & 

bold;font-style:normal">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.

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.

“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, Liquor City

and Norman Goodfellows liquor stores nationwide. 

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