Challenging conditions led to a reduced wine grape crop for South African producers in 2017, but grapes were healthy and concentrated flavours promise good wines. The winter started off late in most of the regions but the weather conditions were cold enough to break dormancy. Spring came on time and the weather conditions were ideal which led to good, even bud burst. The summer weather was warm, which restricted the growth and constituted lower bunch masses and smaller berries. However, the dry conditions led to the vineyards and grapes being very healthy overall. Smaller berries led to more concentrated colour and flavour on the positive side and good wines are expected from the 2017 harvest. The harvest period started a week earlier than normal due to the warmer weather, but did not affect the quality of the grapes arriving at the winery. The white wines from the 2017 vintage appear astoundingly good, with great structure and good flavours.
Beluga Noble is the flagship product in the Beluga brand family. This designer drink obtained the status of “the classics”. Beluga Noble has a noble flavourful taste because it comprises some unique natural ingredients. Malt spirit and the purest artesian water are traditional ingredients and they are of primary importance in the Beluga vodka production. As soon as the beverage is ready, the thirty-day ‘rest’ period starts. This kind of technology has been proven for centuries. It eliminates strong spirituous smell and provides Beluga Noble with a flavourful taste and soft aroma.
The collector's line of Beluga Transatlantic Racing is crafted in honor of The Russian Yachting Team, which has achieved brilliant victories at a number of prestigious competitions in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Regattas. The recipe of this kind of Beluga differs from other vodkas in the Beluga constellation: In the process of filtration, the spirit passes through natural cotton. The resting period is increased to 45 days, making its taste even more delicate. Such treatment results in a fresh aftertaste and the elite smoothness of Beluga Transatlantic Racing.
A delicate well balanced vodka, mild and pure with an incomparable rich taste. It serves as the perfect base in a cocktail or straight for pure enjoyment. This is the ultimate vodka “passe-partout”… it will mix perfectly with all possible mixers; never overpowering but always complementing. It will shine in classic cocktails as well as more contemporary creations, and is perfectly lovely, simply sipped.