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Saltare Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2012

I was a huge fan of the 2011 vintage of Saltare Old Vines Chenin Blanc (see here) made by Carla Pauw so didn’t hesitate to buy a bottle of the 2012 (R129.50 a bottle from Wine Concepts in Newlands). Whereas grapes for the 2011 came from Paarl, they come from the Swartland in the case [...]

August 19, 2014
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Balance Best Blend Pinotage Shiraz 2013

Worcester based Overhex Wines International (OWI) crushes between 8 500 and 9 000 tons of grapes a year, and according to managing director Gerhard van der Wath, is one of South Africa’s top 20 exporters of wine supplying 28 countries around the world. OWI is gearing up to have more of a presence locally and [...]

October 2, 2013
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Luddite Chenin Blanc 2012

Whatever else you might say about Luddite Shiraz by Niels Verburg, you certainly wouldn’t call it “delicate”. In stark contrast, then, is the maiden vintage Chenin Blanc. Grapes come from a vineyard thought to be anywhere between 40 and 60 years old further up the Bot River valley from Luddite. “It’s dilapidated and very uneven [...]

September 25, 2013
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Drappier Grande Sendrée 2005

Cape Town wine brokerage and cellaring firm Wine Cellar recently took over the agency for Champagne Drappier and today hosted a tasting the portfolio. President and winemaker of this family-owned house Michel Drappier led proceedings, revealing the key tenets behind the wines: an increasing shift towards organic viticulture, Pinot Noir to the fore, low sulphur [...]

February 26, 2013
by Christian
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