Today we went to Haute Cabriere. The service was very good here, the wine was nice and the view was lovely.
There is a standard tasting for R30, a premiere tasting for R40 and a MCC tasting (not sure of the price).
We chose to do the premiere tasting. We got to try three MCC's, one white and two red wines. We had the Brut Sauvage R120 which is 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. I liked this MCC the most out of all three. They suggest you drink this MCC with oysters. I agree that this would be a very nice wine to drink with seafood. It’s fresh, crisp and pleasant to drink.
The other two MCC’s we tried were the Blanc de Blanc which is 100% Chardonnay at R140 a bottle and Belle Rose which is 100% Pinot Noir for R110.
Next we tried the Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2011 (R75). I liked this wine; it was rounded, had good body, and a lovely lingering aftertaste.
The two reds were the Unwooded Pinot Noir 2011 (R80) and the Pinot Noir 2008 (R160). I preferred the Unwooded Pinot Noir, it was light, easy drinking, and can be drunk on its own quite easily, I think.
There is a restaurant at this winery. We didn’t eat there this time round, but are very keen to eat there next time.
I would recommend visiting this winery if in Franschhoek. It’s a cute place, has good service, the staff have good knowledge of the wine, the wine is nice and the view at this place is lovely.