If you’re planning on staying in this Valentine’s Day, then we’ve got the perfect sparkling wine to accompany your meal. Whether it’s a home-cooked dinner or take-away sushi to be enjoyed on the couch.
Here are our top four bottles of champagne to celebrate love!
Villiera Tradition Brut MCC (R100)
Villiera is easy to get hold of and consistently rewarding. It tends toward lemon zest and apple in flavour, but not without some buttery richness coming through, and it produces a fine and persistent bubble. Serve as an aperitif with smoked trout for your Valentine’s Day meal.
Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2009 (R600)
Voted the Best South African Sparkling Wine at the 2016 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, this bubbly will impress your partner on Valentine’s Day. An intriguing mix of richness and austerity, not exactly a bargain, but it’s truly divine.
Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2010 (R165)
This light and tangy fizz is uplifting for any occasion. Enjoy this gorgeous bubbly with oysters, sushi, or – best of all – prawns with lemon butter.
Krone ‘The Phoenix’ Prestige Cuvée (R285)
An assembly of three superior vintages – 2004, 2005, 2006 – and aged for 10 years in bottles imported from France, makes a wonderful present for someone you truly adore – and who loves bubbly, of course.