Exclusive to travel retail: Chardonnay Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs

Distell Global Travel Retail will showcase two high-end wine collections from Nederburg and a new travel retail-exclusive Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay from Pongrácz at next month’s TFWA World Exhibition (Green Village, M64).

Nederburg’s The Private Collection, exclusive to travel retail, comprises three single varietal wines made with grapes from the winery’s finest vineyards.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is matured for 18 months in new-, second- and third-fill French oak barrels. It offers flavours of prunes, blackcurrant, cassis, dark chocolate and mocha with oak spice.

Shiraz 2014 is aged for 18 months in new-, second- and third-fill oak barrels from France, Eastern Europe and America. The wine has flavours of ripe dark cherries and berries, cigar box and oak spice.

Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a New World white wine which offers floral aromas and tropical and passionfruit flavours.

The Limited Edition Collection is an exclusive gathering of wines made with grapes from the Cape’s top vineyards, made by the Nederburg winemaking team. Wines from this collection carry labels that are hand-written by the Nederburg cellar-master.

Pongrácz has expanded its range of Méthode Cap Classiques with a 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, available exclusively in travel retail.

“Ultra-premium ensemble”: The Private Collection

Pongrácz winemaker Elunda Basson said: “Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs is a great addition to our wine portfolio. It’s a delightful sparkling wine that will appeal to serious students of oenology as well as the mainstream wine lover looking for something new and exciting.”