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A classic wine with flair

Celebrate the glory of South African bubbly with this naturally beautiful wine with a colourful personality

By Gugulethu Mkhabela | September 1, 2020 | Travel Leisure

Raise a glass to celebrate #CapClassiqueDay with Lourensford Estate’s new Demi-sec Nectar 2018 Cap Classique. The bottle-fermented 100% Chardonnay is a fine balance of serious and fun, fruity, and fabulous.

The Demi-sec refers to a medium-sweet sparkling wine which typically contains 35 - 50 grams of sugar per litre. By comparison, a Brut only contains up to 15 grams of sugar per litre.

According to Cellarmaster Hannes Nel, the South African market has seen a noticeable increase in the demand for slightly sweeter wines. ‘’Many consumers are wanting lighter, fruitier wines; the Nectar 2018 is a quality wine and we are confident it is the slightly sweeter Cap Classique for which more and more people have developed a palate.’’

The Nectar is a versatile wine with which to start or finish any meal, be it brunch, lunch or supper. “It complements savoury dishes with sweet elements such as mild, creamy curries containing coconut or my favourite: Duck A L’Orange,” says Hannes.

Enjoy on its own as an aperitif or pair it with it sweet or light, fruit-based desserts such as strawberries and cream.

Add some sparkle to your wine rack and get the Demi-Sec Nectar MCC directly from Lourensford Estate’s tasting room and get 20 % off when purchasing online at Lourensford.co.za between 1 September – 14 September 2020. Simply add the coupon code “NECTAR01” before checking your virtual cart of bubbly out.

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