The festive season is upon us, a magical time of the year filled with joy, merriment and celebrations. Why not be like Lady Alice Stanford, former custodian of Muratie, who knew that nothing gets the party off to a festive start quite like a glass of chilled bubbly. So, pop open a bottle of Muratie’s Lady Alice Rosé MCC, named in her honour, and celebrate in sparkling style.
Lady Alice Stanford
As the wife of a senator who bought Muratie in 1909, Lady Alice’s life was filled with festivities. As a high society lady of note, she was adept at turning every event into a dance party, with jazzy tunes in the background and the notes of fine wine on the nose. Muratie Lady Alice Rosé MCC is a toast to this lady for whom every day was a celebration, who was always the life and soul of the party. Lady Alice infused the Muratie Manor House with merriment and joy, hosting luncheons, cocktails, soirées, banquets, balls and fancy-dress parties as well as shooting, hunting and tennis gatherings.
Muratie Lady Alice Rosé MCC
Made from the free-run juice of whole bunch-pressed Pinot Noir grapes, with a very fine mousse, Muratie Lady Alice Rosé MCC displays bright strawberry, cranberry and naartjie notes lifted by a refreshing zestiness offset by a shortbread richness and creamy mouthfeel. The rose-gold hue complements every occasion, celebratory or otherwise. Rose-garden aromas introduce this elegant bubbly; floral perfume and baking spice linger after each sip.
A visit to the historic estate reveals a piece of history where time has largely stood still, where the unique old-world ambience is almost tangible. Guarded over by magnificent ancient oak trees, the passion for preserving the estate’s rich, centuries-old heritage is captured in every nook and cranny of this family farm. Even the Muratie wines reflect a tangible sense of time suspended, with the estate’s wines named after extraordinary characters from the past who moulded Muratie as we know it today, each wine with its own charming story described on the back label.
Purchase: Muratie Lady Alice Rosé MCC is available for purchase at the cellar door and at select wine merchants nationally, or shop online at https://www.muratie.co.za/product/lady-alice-mcc-rose/. Approximate retail price: R240
Categories: Muratie Wine Estate