The new Demi-sec Nectar 2018 Cap Classique, a bottle-fermented 100% Chardonnay from Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, is a tantalising sparkling wine that is the perfect balance of serious and fun.

“Spring is on its way and much like the flowers about to bloom, the Nectar 2018 is a naturally beautiful wine with a colourful personality that you can’t help but love. With delicate notes of citrus, white peach and lemon peel, the flavours are complemented with a rich biscuity allure and velvety mouthfeel,” says Cellarmaster Hannes Nel. “This is a classic wine with flair.”

The Nectar 2018 joins Lourensford’s popular and award winning Cap Classique range, which includes the Brut, Brut Rose and Limited Release Cuvee 108. The Demi-sec in the name refers to a medium-sweet sparkling wine which typically contains 35 – 50 grams of sugar per litre. By comparison, a Brut only contains up to 15 grams of sugar per litre.

Hannes says the South African market has seen a noticeable increase in the demand for slightly sweeter wines. “Many consumers are wanting lighter, fruitier wines; the Nectar 2018 is a quality wine and we are confident it is the slightly sweeter Cap Classique for which more and more people have developed a palate.”

Brunch, lunch or supper – the Nectar is versatile wine with which to start or end your meal. “It complements savoury dishes with sweet elements such as mild, creamy curries containing coconut or my favourite: Duck A L’Orange,” says Hannes. 

The Nectar 2018 can also be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif and pairs beautifully with sweet or light, fruit-based desserts such as strawberries and cream.

“Let this sensational Cap Classique seduce your taste buds and make your special moments that much more memorable,” concludes Hannes.  

September is the month of spring and Cap Classique Day is celebrated on Tuesday, 1 September. Keen to add some sparkle to your wine rack? The must-try Nectar 2018 is available to purchase for R170 from and at the Lourensford tasting room which is open Monday to Thursday 9am until 5pm during Lockdown Level 2. 

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