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The Drift Gift Horse Barbera 2013

“Innovation and diversity” are apparently what the line-up of the upcoming Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction signifies but I beg to differ. Chardonnay from Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon from Le Riche, Merlot and Shiraz from Schultz of Hartenberg and Pinotage from both Truter of Beryerskloof and Beeslaar of Kanonkop is about as safe as you could [...]

August 24, 2015
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Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2010

You get what you pay for and though the Ingenuity Red 2010 from Nederburg is not cheap at R245 a bottle, it’s smart. A blend of 50% Sangiovese sourced from 15-year-old vineyards on Papkuilsfontein in Darling, 45% Barbera from 40-year-old vineyards on Altydgedacht in Durbanville and 5% Nebbiolo from 20-year-old-vineyards on Plaisir de Merle in [...]

July 22, 2013
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Altydgedacht Tintoretto 2009

Last night Altydgedacht Tintoretto 2009 at swish inner-city hotel 15 on Orange. This becomes the Durbanville property’s flagship red and is another in the emerging category of freestyle red blends, featuring 45% Pinotage, 33% Barbera, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Shiraz. Pinotage takes the lead as Altydgedacht has enjoyed notable success with the variety in [...]

February 25, 2011
by Christian
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Altydgedacht Barbera 2008

Massimo’s Pizza Club run by Massimo and Tracy Orione makes the best pizza in Cape Town by some distance. When we heard that this would be the last weekend it would be operating from its old premises in Hout Bay before re-opening in Spring at an as yet undisclosed new location, we rushed to make [...]

May 29, 2010
by Christian
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