With the smell of spring in the air, it’s only natural for one to have delightful visions of lunches in the garden and picnics in the sweet sunshine. Other than good weather and good friends, it’s required reading to have a bottle or two of something pleasurable to drink. We list a couple of our favourite spring drinks…
Graham Beck Bliss Demi Sec (Gold Star)
Top marks for this delightful sparkle! While some love it dry, there are some who don’t and this is the drink for to try! Graham Beck Bliss Demi-Sec is slightly sweet and infused with hints of butterscotch, honey and praline. It’s a perfect excuse for self-indulgence and frivolity.
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay (Bergkelder)
This light straw-coloured wine with green edges is made from grapes sourced from Stellenbosch and Robertson. Full bodied with hints of apricot and citrus aroma and a delectably fruity palate, it’s a must have for any light lunch.
Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs
On the palate you can expect a delicious and versatile bubbly that is made from 100% Chardonnay and combines rich creamy aromas with hints of fresh lime on the nose. Most recently the Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2008 was served as part of the lavish wedding banquet of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, proving yet again that this is indeed the fizz with five-star flair.
Vergelegen GVB White
The Vergelegen is a pale green tipple, rich and complex with a long aftertaste. With a lime blossom, grapefruit, ginger and white pepper nose, and a distinctly refined, smooth texture, the G.V.B. which stands for "grown, vinted and bottled" is best enjoyed with oysters, poultry and fish.
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc (DGB)
"The gnarled bark and weathered stems of these old bush vines are a testament to the age old saying "good things come to those who wait". This is the apt line penned on the label of this matured Chenin Blanc which has intriguing layers of tropical fruit, peaches and cream perfectly completed by seamlessly integrated vanilla oak spice.