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GREAT NIGHT FOR BECK’S CUVÉE

Clive is Gra­ham Beck’s most ex­clu­sive Cap Clas­sique yet. It rep­re­sents the very pin­na­cle of their spe­cialised craft and is tes­ti­mony to their rep­u­ta­tion as a world class pro­ducer of Méth­ode Cham­p­enoise style wines.

This pres­tige cuvée em­bod­ies the Gra­ham Beck pur­suit of the per­fect bub­ble and it re­ally shows. This is a com­plex, bal­anced, pow­er­ful, yet el­e­gant cap clas­sique with ripe cit­rus aro­mas sup­ported by apri­cot, ap­ple and toasted al­mond nu­ances.

The palate starts off with flavours of fresh and zesty cit­rus, de­vel­op­ing into richer, fleshy yel­low stone­fruit and nutty notes. The piercing acid­ity, com­plex tex­ture and de­light­fully small bub­bles cre­ate a taste ex­pe­ri­ence which leaves the palate beg­ging for more.

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The ex­clu­sive MCC is avail­able at good bot­tle stores and wine­cel­lar.co.za

It sells for R750 to R850.

SHARE A BITE

South African cook­book maven Er­rieda du Toit’s lat­est book

Share: A Cen­tury of South African

Com­mu­nity Recipes is a trea­sure trove of South African recipes – per­fect in­spi­ra­tion for a home­cooked Valen­tine’s Day meal.

A won­der­ful start could be a Minty Cu­cum­ber Salad that will pair well with a bot­tle of MCC (page 111), a lovely main course of a three in­gre­di­ent Chut­ney Chicken (page 22) and why not end the evening with ev­ery­one’s favourite Pep­per­mint Crisp tart (page 24).

And the best news – the book is a per­fect gift as well.

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Share is avail­able at all good book­stores.

It re­tails for R350.

GREET­INGS. Gra­ham Beck Cuvee Clive is the per­fect ro­man­tic bub­bly.

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