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Interview: Carla Nieuwoudt of Tierhoek

From the May issue of Business Day WANTED: Only 26 years old, Carla Nieuwoudt has packed a lot into her short winemaking career – after qualifying from Elsenburg agricultural college in 2009, she set off to work harvests at Haselgrove Wines in McLarenvale, Australia and La Crema in Sonoma Valley, California.  On returning to South [...]

May 12, 2014
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Tierhoek Grenache 2011

From 60-year-old vines grown 760m above sea level in Piekenierskloof, the Tierhoek Grenache 2011 is wonderfully appealing (and pretty good value at R110 a bottle). Red and blue fruit rather than black, some fynbos, subtle spice. It’s medium bodied with fresh acidity and soft tannins. It’s tighter than previous vintages but definitely not severe – [...]

November 19, 2013
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Tierhoek Grenache Syrah 2009

A quick whizz around the southern Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon courtesy of Tierhoek’s Roger Burton, who brought back some interesting wines from those regions after visiting a while back. Grenache features strongly in that part of the world while Tierhoek is one of the few local properties to bottle a single variety example of the variety [...]

August 24, 2011
by Christian
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