Bottega has recently acquired the latest technology in wine-by-the-glass from France. Le Verre de Vin will soon be the standard in South Africa but with Bottega being some of the first restaurants in Johannesburg to make use of the system; it allows us to become one of the places in Jozi to sample different wines and cultivars from all over our fantastic country by the glass.
This innovative technology is able to preserve open bottles of still and sparkling wine for up to three weeks with no loss of flavour, bouquet or sparkle. This system has been endorsed internationally and in South Africa by leading wine producers as well as distributors to ensure that you get the finest glass of wine every time you order “by the glass”.
Bottega can now offer a comprehensive list of Premium wines and champagne “par verre” to meet the needs of their guests, enabling you to enjoy a number of different wines with you meal or simply match wines with your different courses.
Bon Boirre!

CORKAGE
Champagne: R150.00 per bottle
Wine: R80.00 per bottle

Champagne

Ayala Brut NV: Served ideally as an aperitif, however its vinosity and personality make it a wonderful food accompaniment. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey uses it as his house wine in all his top London restaurants
Ayala Millesimé 1999: A sumptuous full-bodied wine which can accompany the richest and most flavoursome dishes
Ayala Rosé: A lovely light cherry core with a delicate copper glint, enhanced by a beautiful necklace of fine and long-lasting bubbles
Bollinger: A unique champagne and a rare experience. “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty” – Madame Jacques Bollinger
Moët et Chandon: Balanced, harmonious with mellow, well-developed flavours. It expresses the rich diversity of the Champagne “terroir”. This style is perpetuated year after year with a high level of consistency
Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial Rosé: Brut Rosé is a seductive wine: the assemblage, which is formed around Pinot Noir, is both spontaneous and balanced, emphasising fruity liveliness. It is zestful with great suppleness. The assemblage with red wine also gives it subtle coppery shades
Moët et Chandon Nectar: Nectar Impérial is a champagne to please the senses. The assemblage is built around the structure of the Pinot Noir: supple and smooth
Veuve Cliquot: Famous for its yellow label
Veuve Cliquot Pink: Famous for its pink label and its association with its prestigious older brother

MCC

Krone Rosé Cuveé Brut MCC 2001: Microbiologically stable. Sassy, refreshing and uplifting with hints of berry fruits; delicate lees-yeastiness and a fine, creamy mousse
Krone Borealis Brut MCC 2003: Microbiologically stable. Elegant, classic, biscuity bouquet with yeasty lees-creaminess and fine persistent bubbles
Krone Borealis Brut 1999: Méthode Cap Classique Sparkling Wine – bottle-matured on lees and on cork
Prosecco: Lively foam, well-defined bouquet of candied fruits and sweet-smelling flavours. The taste is clean and gentle

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White Wines

Vrede en Lust Karien: Intricate notes of citrus, peach, tropical fruits and ripe pear. The bright fruit character follows through to the palate with great balance
Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc: Bold, un-wooded dry white, lashings of gooseberries, lots of fresh intensity, lingering after-taste
Lands End Sauvignon Blanc: Delicate mineral gooseberry flavour with a rich weighty mouthfeel with cool steely core and great length
Boland Sauvignon Blanc: This well-balanced dry wine that boasts with a complexity of asparagus and tropical fruits
Springfield Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc: Minimal intervention from the cellar master allowed this unique terroir to imprint itself on the wine
Flagstone ‘The Berrio’ Sauvignon Blanc: The nose is one of clean green, cool mint that mingles well with the heavier aromas of sun-ripened capsicum and fig leaves
Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc: If you fancy yourself as somewhat in tune with nature, try a mine that has been made with the guiding principles of the universe at heart, or at least what Mother Nature has taught us, of these. A lively, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with a natural acidity and lovely minerality. Hints of lime and quince on the nose
Fat Bastard Chardonnay: About as subtle as a punch in the mouth. Full, rich and ripe with some pretty serious oak treatment. Pull a cork, take a slurp, and close your eyes and all of a sudden you are whisked off to the Cote d’Azur where you find yourself lying drunk in the back of a rusty Peugeot
Robertson Kings River Chardonnay: The palate is ripe pineapple and melon, complemented by full-bodied soft varietal fruit
Glen Carlou Tortoise Hill White: Creamy, dusty white, open refreshing nose and extremely drinkable fruit acid balance. Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay blend
Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay: Steely fresh citrus tang
L’Avenir Rosé: Lively nose, full fruit on the palate with refreshing balanced aftertaste. Light salmon pink with a light hint of onion skin on the edge. 12% alcohol dry finish. Enjoy on its own

Red Wines

Springfield Wholeberry Cabernet: Melt in the mouth softness underpinned by active fine tannins
Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon: Berry flavours, cassis, blackberries with well-integrated oak flavours
Veenwouden Merlot: The wine has 2 years of 80% new French oak giving a meaty yet restrained elegance. One of SA top ten wineries
Longridge Merlot: An elegant merlot with intense mulberry and luscious cherry flavours
L’Avenir Merlot: A wonderfully fruit-driven nose. The palate is soft-structured with fine structure and a gentle lingering full finish
Bellevue Shiraz: Deep garnet colour. Vanilla, wood smoke, pepper and mulberries on the nose, followed by layers of complex fruit
Glen Carlou Pinot Noir: On the palate a medley of strawberry and raspberry is subtly complemented by well-integrated oak
Fat Bastard Shiraz: Full-bodied, typical spicy Shiraz, dark plum in colour, fruity on the nose
Boekenhoutskloof ‘The Chocolate Block’: Spiced dark chocolate notes from hedonistic name amongst warm flavours
Bellevue Pinotage: Clean soft fresh violets with hints of sweet berry permeating through
Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal: Funky juniper berry flavours and savoury finish adds to a tangy finish
Joubert Tradauw Unplugged: Grapes co-fermented. An appealing spicy/floral effect. A shiraz/merlot blend
Havana Hills Du Plessis Reserve: Red earth characters with full blackcurrant fruit and succulent spice. A blend of Cabernet/merlot and Cabernet Franc
Flagstone Dragon Tree: This wine happens to be a blend of Pinotage and Cabernet
Warwick 3 Cape Ladies: The clean nose of this wine is supported by a full, smooth tannin structure which lasts and leaves you with a smoky cherry after-taste
Reyneke Cornerstone: A sublime, organic red blend with natural wild yeast fermentations with an elegant style and slippery tannins and sumptuous fruit
La Bri Affinity: The new Cabernet Sauvignon merlot has a subtle cassis nose with a dry cinnamon palate
Rupert & Rothschild Classique: Cabernet merlot blend with ripely fruit aromas
Zoetendal Cabernet Merlot Milé: This wine has a delicious balance and harmony from clever blending and wood maturation. This wine is a blend
Glen Carlou Grand Classique: A velvety smooth palate brimming with ripe berry fruit and well-supported by supple tannins and gentle oak. A classic Bordeaux blend

Dessert Wines

Avondale Muscat Rouge: Cabernet merlot blend with ripely fruit aromas
Fort Simon Viognier Noble Late Harvest: A lusciously sweet botrytis wine which has elegant aromas of peach, apricot, quince, honey and a touch of vanilla ending in a lingering intense raisin aftertaste