South Africa’s top Pinotage ratings in 2013 as well as the best Pinotage at under R100 a bottle – experts’ choice

BEYERSKLOOF, Kanonkop, KWV, L’Avenir and Rijk’s top the list of contenders for Champion Pinotage Producer in 2013… The following wines achieved outstanding reviews from the judges at blind-tastings around the world during the past 12 months:

TOP PINOTAGE RATINGS IN 2013

Anura Reserve 2011 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition, Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Beyerskloof Diesel 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Six Nations Wine Challenge
Beyerskloof Diesel 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Beyerskloof Reserve 2010 – Trophy at Classic Wine Trophy Competition
Boland Cellar Cappupinoccinotage 2012 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Chateau Naudé Le Vin de Francois 2011 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide
Clos Malverne Reserve 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Conradie 2012 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Diemersdal 2012 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Diemersdal Reserve 2011 – 4½ Stars in Classic Wine Magazine
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem 2011 – Trophy at Trophy Wine Show, 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Flagstone Time Manner Place 2010 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Kanonkop 2007 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Kanonkop 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Kanonkop 2011 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
KWV The Mentors 2011 – Trophy at International Wine & Spirit Competition, Trophy at Six Nations Wine Challenge, Double Gold Medal and International Wine & Spirit Competition
L’Avenir Grand Vin 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards, 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
L’Avenir 2011 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Lyngrove Platinum 2012 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Manley 2011 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Môreson 2011 – 4½ Stars at Classic Wine Trophy Competition
Nederburg Private Bin R172 2010 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Pulpit Rock Reserve 2012 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Rijk’s 2009 – Double Gold Medal at Six Nations Wine Challenge
Rijk’s Reserve 2009 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide, Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Rooiberg Reserve 2012 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Simonsig Redhill 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Spioenkop 1900 2012 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide
Springfontein Jonathan’s Ridge 2010 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
The Back Roads 2012, Black Elephant – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Wildekrans Barrel Select 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Wildekrans 2011 – Top 10 in Top 10 Pinotage Competition
Windmeul Reserve 2012 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
 
BEST VALUE PINOTAGE AT UNDER R100 A BOTTLE
Alvi’s Drift ADS 2012 – R42 a bottle
Boland Cellar Cappupinoccinotage 2012 – R41 a bottle
Conradie 2012 – R80 a bottle
Diemersdal 2012 – R72 a bottle
Jacobsdal 2010 – R79 a bottle
La Cave 2011, Wellington Wines – R91 a bottle
L’Avenir 2011 – R95 a bottle
Manley 2011 – R85 a bottle
Namaqua 2012 – R28 a bottle
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection 2011 – R75 a bottle
Rhebokskloof 2011 – R85 a bottle
Rooiberg 2011 – R50 a bottle
Rooiberg Reserve 2012 – R82 a bottle
Saam 2012, Perdeberg – R55 a bottle
Secret Cellar 2008, Ultra – R30 a bottle
Slanghoek Private Selection 2011 – R35 a bottle
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle 2011 – R80 a bottle
The Grinder 2012, Grape Grinder – R46 a bottle
Tormentoso Bush Vine 2011, MAN – R85 a bottle
Under Oaks 2010 – R98 a bottle
Viljoensdrift River Grandeur 2012 – R60 a bottle
Wagenboom 2010, Waboomsrivier – R35 a bottle
Wildekrans 2011 – R70 a bottle
Windmeul 2011 – R45 a bottle
Windmeul Reserve 2012 – R85 a bottle