Searching for the perfect party snack? Louisvale wines has an epic summer sizzler just for you (with a little help from mother nature, of course)! Strawberries and our Louisvale MCC rosés are both in season in South Africa, and it’s time you jumped on board this taste sensation!

Strawberries, rosé and you

Is there a taste more iconic to summer than a fresh strawberry? These succulent summer fruits have a heavenly blend of clean and sweet eating that’s impossible not to love. Simply plop a dollop of fresh cream on top, and you have a hit wherever you are. When you start seeing those bright pink packages lining supermarket shelves, you know summer is in full swing and it’s time for fun in the sun.

You probably didn’t realise that we grow our own strawberries locally, however. And we don’t just mean a country-wide ‘we’ there! Stellenbosch, and the entire Cape, in fact, is perfect for growing summer fruits of all sorts – and we love using locally sourced products wherever possible.

You can have your very own farm-fresh strawberries… what better way is there to have them, after all? Strawberries don’t need much space to grow at all, stay low to the ground and are easy to train (if only you could say the same for your partner and pets) and don’t mind a little benign neglect. Even if you don’t have the greenest thumbs around, you can give them a whirl at home- your taste buds won’t be sorry!

Rosé is king when it comes to summer wines. Although there’s a vast taste range for these light, delicate wines, the Louisvale MCC Brut Rosé has a particularly notable flavour profile it’s hard to beat. Imagine inhaling delicate wafts of freshly-crushed strawberries and cherries while fine bubbles tickle your tongue. This whole rose is redolent with the flavour of fresh, crisp berries…making it a perfect partner for South Africa’s favourite crisp red berry!

Keen to know a little more? This is a Chardonnay Pinot-Noir Method Cap Classique Rosé. In other words, it sparkles as beautifully as it tastes! The MCC (Method Cap Classique) label is given to wines that have earned all the stellar hallmarks of French Champagnes, but which originate from the best South African cellars, instead.  So it’s local, lekker and totally spectacular!


The ultimate summer party snack

With fresh strawberries on the counter and a bottle of Louisvale MCC Brut Rosé chilling in the fridge, the party world is your oyster. Literally. There’s no way you can go wrong here! If you feel like playing it safe, simply prepare your fresh and succulent strawberries, toss them on ice, toss the rest in your glass and pour away! Simple, quick and clean, it’s a fantastic way to enjoy the party.

But there’s no need to stop there. There’s almost nothing you can’t do with this power pair. Freeze the strawberries for a classy alternative to ice. Don’t freeze them, and let them soak for an hour in the infused flavours of the wine (add a little mint and cassis for extra piquancy). Blend the wine, strawberries, a little icing sugar and some lemon juice over crushed ice for a ‘Frozé’…a sophisticated adult slushie. Macerate the strawberries with some sugar and rose, and the sweetest vanilla ice cream. There’s literally no end to what you can do with this perfect pairing.

Strawberries, Louisvale MCC Brut Rosé and you: there’s no better party combination. Louisvale Wines has you covered this party season, so don’t forget to get out there and play! And why not swing by the Stellenbosch Valley to sample our very own farm-fresh strawberries this holiday season, too? For research, of course!

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