Chateau Del Rei, the stylish South African trendsetter for bubbly in a can, has launched Sweet Red, the latest addition to this uplifting collection for instant celebrations.
Chateau Del Rei Sweet Red has a delightful fruity bouquet of ripened plum, strawberry and blackcurrant with an elegant finish that lingers long after the last sip.
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"Chateau Del Rei as a brand and concept has been very well received by consumers," says brand manager Limise Mxatule. "The response to our first Semi-Sweet canned bubbly, launched in 2018 to test the market, was so successful that we have extended the range to four variants, based on the demand for a wider selection to appeal to all tastes, from dry to sweet. It was inevitable that we would include pinotage, South Africa’s signature grape variety, into our newest Sweet Red sparkling wine.”
Conveniently packaged in a can and boasting a lower alcohol content of 7%, this easy-drinking bubbly-on-the-go is perfect for outdoor adventures such as open-air concerts, picnics and sundowners.
The vivacious Chateau Del Rei quartet is available in Semi-Sweet, Dry, blushing Rosé and the new Sweet Red.
For more information visit: www.chillbev.co.za
Groote Post, the historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by the Pentz family, has released a new Brut Méthode Cap Classique.
"We are always very excited at Groote Post when we welcome a new wine to our portfolio," says Nick Pentz, "especially when it is a wine that sparkles with promise after a challenging year, its millions of tiny bubbles lifting spirits, adding joy to hearts and smiles to faces. Everyone knows that there is something magical about popping open a bottle of one’s favourite cap classique."
The Groote Post Brut is a blend of traditional Champagne varietals, 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir, harnessing structure and acidity from the chardonnay and fruity components from the pinot noir. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed, an important process when creating fine sparkling wines. To prevent too much colour extraction from the pinot noir, only the first free-run juice of the pinot is used.
The juice spends three months on the lees after the first fermentation. The wine then undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle and matures for 15 months on the lees, adding a creaminess and beautiful texture to the wine. Thereafter the disgorging and dosage take place.
Stylishly packaged, the Groote Post Brut is an elegant, refreshing cap classique displaying a vibrant pale gold colour, a fine creamy mousse, zesty notes of green apple and white pear with hints of brioche, a well-rounded velvety yet lively mouthfeel and a crisp lingering finish. Served well chilled. Available at select wine retailers, at the cellar door and online at https://groote-post-wines.myshopify.com.
For more information visit: www.grootepost.co.za
Bonang Matheba’s House of BNG continues its unstoppable ascent in the South African luxury beverage market with its latest release, BNG Nectar, one of the first South African luxury beverage brands to produce a true sparkling wine in a can.
The release of the BNG Nectar Rosé and BNG Nectar Blanc follows the launch of the brand’s successful Brut and Brut Rosé MCCs and the Prestige Reserve.
“I’m so excited about The House of BNG’s growth as a brand and in its innovation of new products. BNG Nectar is for my kind of lifestyle! It’s perfect for adventure and on-the-go celebrations and brings a touch of luxury and celebration to any occasion,” says Bonang Matheba.
The first black woman to become a member of the prestigious Cap Classique Producers Association, Bonang continues to innovate the category and has also brought her fashion flair and sparkle to The House of BNG Nectar's packaging.
Containing four slim-line cans, the packaging resembles a "clutch bag” and also features an easy-to-carry "gold rope handle". The innovative BNG Nectar cans are fully recyclable and, as they have a smaller carbon footprint than glass bottles, are environmentally friendly.
Not to be confused with a spritzer (which is wine mixed with carbonated water), BNG Nectar is one of the first ranges of exceptional-quality, true sparkling wines to be produced in a can in South Africa. Crafted together with globally acclaimed Cape wine master Jeff Grier, both The House of BNG Nectar Blanc & Nectar Rosé are ideal as an aperitif or in cocktails.
A proudly South African product, The House of BNG Nectar range promises to turn every location into a vibrant, stylish occasion, the "Bonang way".
The House of BNG Nectar Blanc and Rosé sparkling wine is available at Woolworths in a 4-pack of 250ml cans.
For more information visit: www.houseofbng.com
Leading cider brand Hunter’s dropped Red Apple cider in South Africa. The brand entered into a partnership with Rapper Nadia Nakai, who will endorse Red Apple cider.
Hunter’s Red Apple is crisp and refreshing with all kinds of succulent, sweet red apple notes, complemented by a sweet-sour mouth-watering taste sensation with a berry nose finish. It's the perfect sidekick for any Hold my Hunter’s moment. With a completely different look compared to the existing range of Hunter’s, it is exciting to offer Red Apple to everyone who enjoys natural sweet red apple and berry flavours. Having a variety of refreshment options available is always great when it comes to different occasions, different seasons and also different personalities. Hunter’s is, after all, the cider that refreshes like nothing on earth and now the net can be spread wider.
The new Hunter’s Red Apple is available at all major liquor outlets, bottle stores and selected retail outlets.
For more information visit www.hunters.co.za
Meet the world’s only gin that mixes with soda water and gives you that oh-so-perfect G&T flavour.
Whether you want sugar-free, low-calorie sipping, you don’t like tonic, or you want more options in your life, dive into the local flavour of the world’s first and only gin that mixes perfectly with tonic, soda or sparkling water.
Mood Gin is the lockdown baby of Nzeka Biyela and her partners, Rob Heyns and Matt Schaal. This isn’t the first venture into the alcohol industry for these dynamic young entrepreneurs who have experience in the craft beer and gin space. What this experience taught them is to look to and be inspired by the public when creating a new product. And that is exactly what they did when they conceptualised a gin that can mix with soda or sparkling water and still give you that G&T flavour.
"People want choice. They want the flavour of a classic G&T, without the sugar. They want a refreshing, delicious drink at a price point they can afford. They want to feel seen and represented. This is what we strive to give them,” says Nzeka Biyela.
Whether you’re having a wild night out or a big night in, a Sunday braai or post-work drinks, whether you want tonic or soda, Classic, Amber or Pink – there’s a Mood for you.
For more information visit: www.moodgin.com