Always fun when new sparklers appear on the market, especially these two from Imvula Wines. Imvula Wines is owned by Chwepheshe and Thandolwethu (Pty) Ltd , a 100% black owned company located at Ogade Location in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal.
With an interest in wine that only grew from many discussions with a “wine guru” friend, Siyabonga Mvula became exposed to the diverse varietals of wine available.
This led him to explore the industry and eventually he attended the Small-Scale Wine Making course at the University of Stellenbosch to prepare himself for his new mission. Later that year, the 33-year-old resigned from his cushy job with the Gauteng Treasury, where he was working as an Assistant Director, to pursue his new passion. It all paid off. In June this year he held his first sale of Imvula Wines at a Lifestyle Market and it was a great success.
``with rain, comes sunshine``
Only the best grapes
Full-bodied and complex with spicy cherry aromas and flavours.
Beautifully balanced with a lovely bouquet of exotic tropical fruit
Same quality and taste, pout after pour...
With an interest in wine that only grew from many a discussion with a “wine guru” friend, Siyabonga became exposed to the diverse varietals of wine available. This led him to explore the industry and eventually he attended the Small-Scale Wine Making course at the University of Stellenbosch.
As his knowledge and understanding grow, Siyabonga hopes that one day he’ll leave behind a legacy for his children and his children’s children.
This approach entails the following: with every bottle of wine sold, an allocated amount of the profits will go back to fund community projects such as providing schools with better resources and learning materials.
The long-term vision To have its own wine estate cellar in Bergville as part of creating jobs opportunities for the youth that will be interest in wine industry since Bergville is the tourism destination the proposed wine estate will have the wine tasting which will allow the local people and the tourist that will be visiting the hotels around Bergville to be able to taste the Imvula Wines. To have a sommelier training centre in Bergville partnering with South African Sommelier Association to conduct training to the youth that will be interest to study sommelier courses.
Imvula Sparkling Wine Brut NV, 100% Sauvignon Blanc – Pour
From a Champagne shaped bottle, closed with natural cork and a little wire muzzle. Elegant simple label. In the glass. a sprightly pale golden straw in colour, alive with bubbles. Classical Sauvignon Blanc aromas and palate. Whiffs of scrunched up fynbos herbs and refreshing sweet tropical limes are repeated on the palate which is soft, and deliciously dry.
Imvula Sparkling Wine NV, gently sweet – Pour
The Imvula Sparkling Wine NV Gently Sweet NV is made up of 80% Red Muscadel and 20% Colombar and closed with natural cork and a little wire muzzle. So, in the glass, it is an enchanting coral pink in colour as a result of using the Red Muscadel grape. The aromas are of the delicious Red Muscat Grape and very inviting. The lovely traditional Muscat flavours and aromas are enhance by the fine stream of bubbles continuously rising to the surface and forming a little crown round the edges.