Villiera MCC & Nougat Tasting
We have paired 4 of our MCC Sparkling Wines with nougat. The compatibility of these products are astonishing, hence the decision to make it a permanent feature in our tasting room.
Grier Brut with the honey nougat and almonds/cranberries
Grier Brut is a fresher, lighter bubbly which has the driest finish. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Maccabeu with a touch of Blanc de Noir. It shows minerality with a hint of raspberry flavour from the Blanc de Noir. The almonds in this nougat give it a drier complementary taste and the fruity acidity of the cranberries balances the raspberry character of the bubbly.
Villiera Tradition Brut with honey nougat and macadamias
Villiera Tradition is the fruitier of our white bubblies and it is soft and well rounded. It is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinotage and the fruit and soft creamy flavour combines well with the sweetest of the nougats. The macadamias add a buttery, creamy aspect to the nougat which ensures a good match.
Monro Brut with honey nougat and almonds
Monro Brut is the richest, most mature bubbly in the Villiera range and it is yeasty and creamy with more nuttiness than the others due to the age. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The nuttiness of the almonds in the nougat and the underlying marzipan character combines perfectly with the Monro Brut.
Tradition Brut Rose with Goji Berry, almond and rooibos tea nougat
Tradition Rose is fresh and lively with an underlying berry fruit character. It is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and a bit of Pinotage. The light copper colour combines visually with the Roses Goji berry/Rooibos nougat. In addition, the slightly acidic Goji berry complements the fresh, fruity character of the bubbly. The sweetness of the Nougat is toned down by the Rooibos (SA’s own tea) and helps to create a great match.
Please Note: Each tasting costs R125 per person and takes place Mondays through to Fridays from 09h00 - 17h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 - 15h00. Tastings are available throughout the year.
Booking is essential.
Other combinations with different products in the future are possibilities we are open to explore. The nougat products are available for sale at the tasting room, along with other combined gift items.