It’s time once again for wine of the month club! I was lucky enough to sample my fair share of wines over the festive season and now I’m back ready to introduce you to my favourite wine for January 2016. Say hello to Steenberg’s “Lady R” MCC 2010 – you’re new favourite special occasion bubbly! Steenberg has a reputation for fabulous MCCs but this new addition to the family is definitely the best one yet. The outstanding prestige cuvée has been crowned the farm’s new flagship MCC and I’m quite sure it’s going to take centre stage at many celebrations this year.

A lof of love and attention goes into making this exceptional MCC which is made in the traditional French method of second fermentation in the bottle. A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% barrel fermented Chardonnay, “Lady R” is nothing short of magnificent and from the very first sip you know you’re drinking something quite special. Named after the famously independent first owner of the farm, Catharina Ras, “Lady R” offers beautifully subtle flavours of apple, strawberry and peach and pairs well with any meal. I love to enjoy it with a side of oysters or with a beautiful salmon eggs Benedict over brunch. The 2010 “Lady R” is white gold in colour with a beautiful copper hue which can be attributed to the 60% of Pinot Noir in the blend, making it the ideal companion for ladies lunches, bridal showers and, of course, weddings!

But that’s not all! The delicious bubbly also makes for the perfect gift – besides being super yummy, the packaging is also stunning. Each bottle is beautifully encased in a grey and gold embossed wine cylinder so there’s no need to wrap it. I call that a win of note!

The Steenberg “Lady R” MCC 2010 retails for R395 a bottle – click here to buy it online now!