GRAHAM BECK WINES
Graham Beck Wines is an important source for high quality table wines and the undisputed quality leader in sparkling wine production in South Africa. Graham Beck Wines is comprised of two distinct estates, with vineyards in both the Robertson and Stellenbosch districts of South Africa. Sparkling wines are grown and produced at the Robertson estate vineyards and cellars, while the Stellenbosch property is home to warmer climate red varieties used to produce outstanding quality red wines.
2011 PREMIER CUVÉE BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS
The 2011 Blanc de Blancs from Graham Beck Wines is produced from 100% Chardonnay and delivers the personality and profile one expects from this famous Blanc de Blancs style of sparkling wine with bright citrus fruit, toasty brioche aromas and a bright, cheerful personality making it perfect drinking all on its own, or at the table with food.
Fine Blanc de Blancs style sparkling wines such as this are extremely food friendly and versatile partners at the table. Classic pairings include lightly flavoured and delicately textured fish like sea bass or halibut, or richer more decadent shellfish like lobster or scallops. This wine is also an outstanding choice to serve at Sunday brunch with texturally delicate dishes like soufflés, omelets or lightly dressed spring salads. Finally, sparkling wines are always a tasteful choice to serve as an aperitif, either on their own or with salty finger foods prior to dinner.
Halibut w/ Asparagus & Butter-Caper Sauce
Scallops in Champagne-Cream Sauce
Goat Cheese & Summer Herb Soufflé
“Full straw-yellow. Fresh on the nose but complicated by some older juice, offering scents of apple, caramel, musky lees, toast and porcini. Full, vinous and toasty in the mouth, showing much softer bubbles than the recently disgorged non-vintage bottlings. Notes of butter, toffee and porcini lead to a slightly tired finish, even though this wine is higher in acidity and lower in residual sugar than the non-vintage bottlings. As satisfying as a good mature Champagne now but should be consumed soon.” –Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
Producer: Graham Beck Wines
Wine: Premier Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine
Origin: South Africa
LCBO #: 907568