Acclaimed for creating exceptional Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) along with its popular range of sparkling wines, I was invited to experience the craftsmanship of their fine Cap Classique range and observe the time-honoured French tradition of bottle fermentation. I was looking forward to learning more about their differences and how that bubbly magic is made.
I remember JC Le Roux from way back when – a younger me being denied that bubbly pink stuff in the pretty glass at weddings cause “that was a grown up drink”.. fast forward more than 10years.
Well known for their paired tastings, I tasted five of their MCC’s pre-selected by the Cellar Master and paired with Roses devine Handmade Nougat.
My favourite was the Vibrazio Demi Sec, which is a drier style Demi Sec with delicate yet vibrant fruit flavours on the palate. I tasted a litchi flavour, which I found refreshingly different and the Nougat brought out some of the other fruit flavours that I really enjoyed.
My second favourite in this tasting turned out to be the La Vallee Rosé MCC. This Demi Sec was fresher & lighter with a slightly sweeter taste, not really a fan of Rosé so this made for a pleasant surprise. Nougat topped with goji berries is what was paired with this glass and it made for quite the sweet & sensational taste.
I liked how bringing in the Nougat enhanced the tastes of each glass of bubbly and in some cases, gave it an interesting twist, making me better understand the different tastes.
The House of J.C. Le Roux is open seven days a week but bookings are essential for special tastings, breakfast or lunch; especially in the summer.
Call Tel: +27.218658200 or visit http://www.jcleroux.co.za now for the ultimate refreshing experience!
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