Many lay claim to the title of “influencer” but media personality Bonang Matheba is the real deal with 2.6 million followers on Instagram and 3.43 million on Twitter. Her latest foray into retail sees her launching two examples of Méthode Cap Classique under the House of BNG label, a Brut and a Brut Rosé, the wines made by Jeff Grier of Villiera and available from Woolworths for the not inconsiderable sum of R399.99 a bottle each. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:
House of BNG Brut Non-vintage
Straw yellow in colour. Apple, peach and some yeasty character on the nose. Rich, full and not unduly sweet on the palate. Tangy acidity plays off against a fine mousse. Perfectly respectable if not super-complex.
Editor’s rating: 87/100.
House of BNG Brut Rosé Non-vintage
Coppery pink in colour. The nose shows strawberry, Turkish Delight and some earthiness. The palate is rich and broad with a creamy mousse. Inoffensive but a bit flat and short.
Editor’s rating: 86/100.
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