Tag Archives: Altydgedacht

One for the books as victory in 2015 Cap Classique Challenge goes to Durbanville

A SURPRISING result, to say the least! The winner of the 2015 Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge contested by 114 bubblies comes from a farm better known for red wines, especially Pinotage, aromatic whites including Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc – and not forgetting the Italian variety Barbera. However, while Altydgedacht has been making sparklers from Chardonnay in the traditional way since 2008,

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Rijk’s of Tulbagh makes it 7 out of 10 at Top 10 Pinotage competition showcase

THE HONOUR for most trophies won by a producer at the Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition since it began 19 years back (1997) is shared by Kanonkop of Stellenbosch and Rijk’s of Tulbagh at 10 each. However during the last 10 years of the shoot-out (2006 to 2015), the judges on the Top 10 tasting panels have awarded seven to Rijk’s, six to Windmeul

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Durbanville’s Altydgedacht Wine Estate surging to the fore among South Africa’s top dry Gewürztraminer producers

“PERFUMED NOSE, with good expression of spice, rose petals, Turkish delight and lychees… Floral flavours and a mélange of fruits… Lingering finish… Enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to spicy foods, curries and sushi” – Altydgedacht‘s tasting notes for their Gewürztraminer 2014, winner of a Double Gold medal at this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia. There are very

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Best Riesling – unusual delights from top Cape cellars

IT SEEMS LIKE only yesterday that you could count the number of South Africa’s good Rieslings on a few fingers and that the labels of these wines were so much more confusing than they are today. Shame on the producers – including Theuniskraal and Van Loveren – who persist in calling wines what they’re not, namely ‘Cape Riesling’ instead of

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Painted Wolf and Rhinofields surprise in Pinotage Top 10

Painted Wolf Wines join“Pinotage brotherhood” NO KANONKOP or Beyerskloof wine among the Pinotage Association’s Absa Top 10 competition! Can this be? And it doesn’t stop there: there’s also no L’Avenir, no DeWaal and no Stellenzicht Pinotage among the award winners – not even among the Top 20! On the other hand, top performers in the competition to date who were called up

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Top 10 SA Sauvignon Blanc wines at under R65 a bottle

GREAT VALUE from Sauvignon Blanc at under R65 per bottle – South African wines that have received good reviews by one or more of the top tasting panels around the world during the past 18 months. Prices given in SA rand, ex-cellar or approximate retail in the case of wineries that are closed to the public: At R50pb – Rietvallei Sauvignon

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