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The Sparkling Vibes of Cape Classique- South Africa’s ‘Champagne’

A little earlier this month we looked at how Champagne evolved from something that accidentally happened to some bottles in cold weather to a sparkling wine beloved by royalty. But if only those wines still produced in one small valley in France can call themselves Champagnes, then what are those succulent and delicious sparkling wines you taste on the Stellenbosch wine route? Louisvale Wines has the info you need. Appellation d'origine contrôlée You often hear about appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) regarding French Champagne, [...]

By |2022-01-28T12:10:18+00:00January 28th, 2022|Louisvale Blogs, Louisvale MCC Range|0 Comments

When is Champagne Not Champagne? The History of your Sparkling Wine

If it sparkles and bubbles, it’s Champagne, right? Not quite! While Champagne has become something of a call-world for a whole class of wine, it’s a bit like calling every pool cleaner a Creepy Crawly- it’s actually a specific ‘brand’ in a broader wine type. Confused? Don’t be! Today the Louisvale Wines experts will break down the fascinating history of Campagne, sparkling wine, and what makes South Africa’s crops so special. What is Champagne? At its simplest, Champagne is a wine that has [...]

By |2022-01-28T12:11:58+00:00January 14th, 2022|Louisvale Blogs, Louisvale MCC Range|0 Comments