• A cork popping surprise

    Last week I spent some time at First Diamonds, an acclaimed diamond merchant in Cape Town, not only did I learn a thing or two about diamonds, I also got to find out more about their innovative Diamant Classique. 

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    For me this was a massive eye opener, as I didn’t have a clue what to look for when it comes to diamonds and all the C’s around this precious gem. 

    I was then introduced to their world first, The Diamant Classique.

    At first glance Diamant Classique appears as simply an elegantly-packaged bottle of Méthode Cap Classique, but each bottle of sparkling wine holds a remarkable surprise that is revealed as the final glass of bubbly is poured: a ¼-carat diamond encased in a striking blown-glass capsule designed to be worn as a pendant.

    Although ideal for any celebratory moment, the Diamant Classique is the perfect choice for romantics planning to get down on one knee

    Diamant Classique, with its diamond sparkle, is currently available as:

    • Brut 2012: A classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that brings berry and baked apple notes to a complex palate lightened by a fresh mousse and zesty aromas of yellow apples and citrus.
    • Brut Rosé 2014: A uniquely South African sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir, Pinotage and Pinot Meunier. Careful blending results in a wine balancing youthful berry on the nose with extraordinary finesse on the palate.
    • Cuvée Brut Royal 2010: The flagship Diamant Classique is a remarkable Blanc de Blancs made from 100% Chardonnay. Five years spent maturing on the lees before disgorgement with minimal dosage ensures a deliciously dry Cap Classique brimming with brioche notes.

    Aside from the fine wine on offer, the eye-catching packaging hints from the start that this is not your average bottle of bubbly. The gleaming polished aluminium case is wrapped in elegantly tailored suede detailing. A deep burgundy red for the Rosé, jet-black for Brut and a striking royal blue for the premium Brut Cuvée.

    Diamant Classique is available from selected fine dining establishments, as well as direct from First Diamonds. Shipping nationwide can be arranged on request. Diamant Classique is priced from R14 000 per bottle.

    For sales enquiries, contact Rochelle van Rosenveldt of Vula Afrika:

    Rochelle@vulaafrika.com or call 083 294 2232.