Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2010
By Christian Eedes, 23 May 2012
Canapé lunch prepared by the Cape Grace hotel today to “rub shoulders” with the “world renowned celebrity chefs” appearing at the Good Food and Wine Show happening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from tomorrow until Sunday.
My (somewhat inane) question to Whitney Miller, from Poplarville, Mississippi and who was 22 when she won MasterChef USA in 2010 was her favourite food and wine pairing to which she replied she didn’t drink wine for “religious regions”.
BBC celebrity chef Valentine Warner, meanwhile, seems like a pretty cool cat. “Don’t really like these media functions. Get tired of the sound of my own voice”. He was later seen swimming in the hotel’s outdoor pool despite the somewhat wintery conditions.
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2010 was the drink of the moment – hint of aldehydic character but generally fruity and fresh with an energetic mousse. Very palatable but will only get more interesting with some bottle age. Score: 16/20.