The perfect summer sipper by Nicolette Waterford

The perfect summer sipper by Nicolette Waterford
Nicolette Waterford

Nicolette Waterford

Summer has definitely arrived in the Mother City and what better to enjoy the glorious weather than with a glass of chilled De Krans Moscato Perlé 2014 – the perfect summer sipper.
When I think of De Krans, I usually think of their world class Port wines first and even though I can appreciate a Port all year round, I was particularly excited about the De Krans Moscato Perlé 2014. Easy, guilt free sipping at its best!

Moscato has gained huge popularity among wine drinkers during the last couple of years. This niche varietal has grown in popularity amongst the 20 to 30 year age group whilst enjoying a significant following with seasoned wine enthusiasts who enjoy a lighter-styled wine with brunch, dessert, or on its own as an accomplished apéritif. Winemaker Louis van der Riet describes the De Krans Moscato Perlé 2014 as being a low alcohol (only 9%), yet full-flavoured natural sweet perlé wine made to be enjoyed throughout the year. This light-bodied wine displays tones of honey and exotic spice with a fresh, mouth-watering aftertaste.

Intended to be consumed young, while it’s fresh and vibrant, this wine is best enjoyed chilled and is the perfect partner to apple desserts, fresh berries, summer salads, meringue pies and hazelnut based desserts. Although dessert is Moscato’s forte, it works beautifully with cheese courses, charcuterie or antipasto dishes. Its versatility, with a definitive balance of sweet and acidity, and the lower alcohol also make Moscato an ideal apéritif candidate, though it has certainly earned its stripes as the wine world’s most fashionable brunch-time guest as well.
Available directly from the cellar or most retail outlets nationwide the De Krans Moscato Perlé, presented in a screwcap bottle, retails for approximately R40 per bottle.

* For more information on this superb summer wine, call the farm on 044 213 3314; send an email to dekrans@mweb.co.za; or visit www.dekrans.co.za.