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Amistad Syrah 2012

From Black Elephant Vintners in Franschhoek, the Amistad Syrah (R165 a bottle) is the best wine in the portfolio. Jacques Wentzel adopts a light touch and it shows in the end-result.  Grapes are from four different sites in Franschhoek, each contributing something different to the final blend, while in the cellar 15 – 25% percent [...]

October 24, 2013
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Amistad Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Multiple cultural references to the name Amistad. On one level, the Spanish for “friendship” and The Amistad Wine Company was begun by winemakers Ossie Sauermann (previously of La Vigne) and Jacques Wentzel  (ex Welbedacht). It’s also the name of a ship which in 1839 saw an uprising by African slaves while traveling between Cuba and [...]

March 7, 2013
by Christian
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