Cancan La Goulue Chenin Blanc (250ml)
Wine, as a traditionalist industry, is often regarded as intimidating. CanCan wine by Renegade is challenging this perception. Canned wine is fun, different, and feels more casual and playful than traditional wine bottles, while the smaller volume encourages wine drinkers old and new to dip a toe into this new wine experience.
The story of CanCan started with two spirited individuals over lunch one day in December 2018. Francois Haasbroek and Jaap Pijl shared ideas about trends overseas and decided to introduce canned wine to South Africa. Their first wine was canned on 1 March 2019 and submitted for extended shelf life testing.
Over the next 6 months the team researched the branding options and prepared a white-paper for the Wine and Spirits Board, based on which industry-wide approval was granted for canned wine in South Africa in October 2019. This meant that they could finally start sharing the story of CanCan!
“CanCan wines pay homage to the French cabaret dance characterized by freedom from propriety and enthusiastic abandon. Similarly we present you wine in a can.”
Experienced Winemaker and co-founder Francois Haasbroek sourced wine from the Swartland Region for CanCan wines. “There is nothing funny about the process, it’s the same as making bottled wine,” he emphasises. “Wine in cans does not have a ‘tinny taste’ and can be chilled very quickly.”
The benefits of wine in a can include being light, durable, convenient to transport, safe, easy to chill and readily recyclable. Aluminium cans are light, they fit into coolers and you don’t need cups or glasses. Enjoy the CanCan range out at picnics, on a boat, after a hike, whilst camping, during a concert in the park, at outdoor events, at the poolside or at home. No unwieldy bottles or breakage ever!
The wine is 100% Chenin blanc, wine of origin Swartland, 13% ABV
Note on the name: La Goulue, was the stage name of Louise Weber, a French can-can dancer who was a star of the Moulin Rouge, a popular cabaret in the Pigalle district of Paris, near Montmartre. Weber became known as La Goulue because as an adolescent, she was known for guzzling cabaret patrons’ drinks while dancing.