The British are well-known for using tea to improve any situation, be it cold weather, sadness, morning traffic and Royal weddings which bring economic-infrastructure to a grinding halt. Better than bags filled with loose leaves for a relaxing afternoon, today’s Groupon provides South Africa’s answer to tea; six bottles of Mopani Chenin or Rose for R199.
More varied than the colours in a packet of hundreds-and-thousands, the different varieties of wine have left many a South African scratching their heads in confusion. Luckily, today’s Groupon removes the heavier wines from the equation, leaving you with the easy choices.
The Mopani Chenin Blanc - Sauvignon Blanc 2010 is characterized by bright clean and appealing fruit flavours. It is clean and crisp, the alcohol, ripe fruit and sugar all balanced perfectly. Hints of tropical fruits from the Chenin Blanc and the fresh citrus character of Sauvigon Blanc leaves a lingering aftertaste.
The 2009 coral pink Rose is fruit-driven with abundant aromas of fresh berries. The fresh burst of fruit is followed by a juicy palate. The grapes for these Mopani wines are sourced from selected vineyards, and like Spartan soldiers, only the best are chosen. Great care is taken in selecting only the Vineyard blocks that show the potential and flavour profile for the wines. Harvesting takes place by hand and the wine is only blended after fermentation to ensure the optimal balance of fruit.
With only a few clicks of a button and a decision between white or rose, you could be sitting on the stoep, soaking up the late winter sunshine and sipping on a delicious glass of only the best type A grape bloods.
Fermented fact: The first bottle of wine made in South Africa had to be scrapped after the man who tasted it reported seeing fluffy dragon offspring dancing on the tip of his nose; a clear indicator that the wine was a little too strong.