The city is sparkling with the latest edition to the Durbanville Hills Sparkling Wine portfolio. The slightly sweeter Honeysuckle Demi-Sec now completes the range of sparkling wines, joining the popular Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé offerings with their cool climate elegance.
The bottle is simply gorgeous! And the taste? Exquisite. Citrus, peaches, apricots, sweet melon and mixed fruit come alive on the nose. It’s medium- to full-bodied with fleshy ripe peaches, lime, citrus and zest. The aftertaste is lingering and refreshing with a superb balance between the sugar and acid.
The wine is crafted from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes sourced from vineyards on three farms on the open Eastern and Western sides of the Durbanville wine valley exposed to the influence of the South-Easterly wind also known as the Cape Doctor. One vineyard is on an elevated hill with open views to the West Coast with gravely soil. The others are on flatter spots on the valley floor with higher clay content. All the locations enjoy ample sun exposure to ensure even ripening and the wind exposure ensures healthy grapes.
Hand-harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed into 15-ton separators and the free-run juice separated from the skins. The juice was racked to the fermentation tank and inoculated with a selection of yeast strains and fermented between 15 – 16˚C, after which it was racked from the primary fermentation lees.
This sparkling wine doesn’t need an occasion so make sure you have a bottle chilled, ready at a moment’s notice. Enjoy on its own or served with mixed berries and cream, fresh oysters, smoked salmon and sushi.
At Durbanville Hills, the team will be serving delicious and imaginative cocktails across their range of sparkling wines at their Olive Grove terrace, launching the new recipes developed for the Honeysuckle Demi Sec.
For a limited time only, find your Honeysuckle Demi Sec cocktail soulmate by playing the Cocktail Finder game by visiting https://cocktailfinder.durbanvillehills.co.za – whether you are classic, a hustler or a herbivore, there is a perfect match for you.
The Durbanville Hills Honeysuckle Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine is available at leading liquor outlets for around R95.