Get Tickled This Festive Season With These Top Bubbly Wines

The Halloween outfits have been retired, Mariah Carey’s defrosting as we speak, and Christmas is approaching faster than a cork out of a warm champagne bottle. You know what that means? Tis time for bubbly wine!

Blaauwklippen Brut MCC
Here’s a conversation starter: Blaauwklippen’s Brut is the only MCC made from 100% Zinfandel grapes. Pale salmon in colour, the wine delivers delicate rose petals and nectarines, followed by orange blossom, strawberries, and lemon, all sensually underscored by rich, creamy brioche. R200 p/bottle.


Pongrácz Nectar Rosé Light Demi-Sec Méthode Cap Classique
Pongrácz’s new Nectar Rosé Light Demi-Sec Méthode Cap Classique is 8% lower in alcohol, which is just as well because that is a LOT of words to say when you’re a few glasses down. Delicate strawberry, maraschino cherries, and red berries with spicy, yeasty undertones, culminating in a crisp, velvety finish. R170 p/bottle.


Bottega Prosecco Rosé DOC Brut
Does anything say “festive fun” quite like a gorgeous pink bottle of prosecco? This fresh and delicate bubbly from the house of Bottega boasts fruity aromas of apple, peach, citrus, and strawberry, with complementary peach blossom floral notes. R340 p/bottle.


Graham Beck Ultra Brut
This 100% Chardonnay from heavy-hitting Robertson winery, Graham Beck, is ultra-dry, crisp, and refreshing with a vibrant bouquet of blueberries, almonds, and hints of brioche. With zero dosage—no sugar—the intrinsic qualities of the wine and its terroir really shine. R350 p/bottle.


Allure De-Alcoholised Sparkling Wine
All of the effervescent delight, none of the day-after regrets! This booze-free bubbly exhibits upfront floral aromatics with red apple, pomegranate, apricot, fresh peach, and caramel, while the palate abounds with yellow stone fruit flavours, lime, and succulent acidity. R140 p/bottle.


Steenberg Lady R MCC 2017
From Steenberg’s historic Constantia vineyards comes this elegantly structured pale copper MCC. The wine delivers hints of red apple, coconut, raspberry, almond, citrus, and savoury dried herbs with exquisitely balanced creaminess and refreshing acidity. R520 p/bottle.


Pierre Jourdan Belle Rosé
An ode to Pinot Noir, the Belle Rosé Cap Classique from this much-loved Franschhoek estate is crafted in the traditional French method of bottle fermentation. The wine delivers heady aromas of strawberries and cream, followed by fresh acidity and red fruit on the palate. R170 p/bottle.


L’Ormarins Private Cuvée
Complex, creamy, sumptuous, rich, and statuesque…there are adjectives aplenty to describe L’Ormarins Private Cuvée, all complimentary. Aromas of red berries, stone fruit, and yeast follow through on the palate with a fantail of mouth-watering flavours. R470 p/bottle.


Babylonstoren Sprankel
This vibrant, fruity, and crisp 100% Chardonnay MCC features golden delicious apple, green lollipop, tropical tones, biscuit, and brioche on the nose. In the mouth, fresh and well-balanced flavours complement a wonderful minerality, soft acidity, and lingering finish. R635 p/bottle.


Cavalli Capriole
This 100% Chardonnay MCC from Stellenbosch estate, Cavalli, serves up a complex nose of roasted almonds, green apple zest, and butterscotch, followed by a refreshing palate of vibrant ripe fruits and brioche and a well-balanced acidity. R250 p/bottle.


Boschendal Pinot Rosé MCC
A blend of Pinotage, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, Boschendal’s luscious and delicate pale pink Brut Rosé captivates with an intoxicating bouquet of red fruit aromas and a palate of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry flavours. R180 p/bottle.


Hazendal MCC 23.5 Blanc de Noir 2019
This lively and versatile MCC Blanc de Noir from Hazendal features rose petal, strawberries, raspberries, bruised apple, and subtle brioche notes on the nose, followed by a sumptuous, full palate, fine beaded mousse, and creamy texture. R235 p/bottle.


Absolute Zero Nectar Sparkling Wine
For those who can’t drink like they’re 20 anymore—and yet love a naturally sweet bubbly—this alcohol-free sparkling Sauvignon Blanc from Van Loveren is the best of all worlds. Its well-balanced palate of luscious honey, fresh fruit, and nougat culminate in a smooth finish. R105 p/bottle.


Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
This radiant and romantic expression of the Moët & Chandon style is distinguished by its vivacious bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, and cherry; juicy and expressive palate of intense red berries with a slight hint of pepper; and elegant maturity. R795 p/bottle.


Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Fridge x Smeg
In celebration of the French Maison’s 250th anniversary, Smeg and Veuve Clicquot joined forces in 2009 to produce a line of colourful, branded fridges. 13 Years later, they’re back with a special ‘ICONS collector’s edition’ partnership: a 100% sustainable, isothermal yellow fridge gift box that keeps your bubbly cool for up to 2 hours. And inside? What else but one of the world’s best-known and most loved French champagnes, Veuve Clicquot! R799.95 p/bottle.