Tag Archives: Beyerskloof

Pedigreed wines prevail in 2016 Perold championship for Cape Blends

ENTRIES in the Perold Cape Blend Competition are required to have Pinotage as a leading component – a minimum of 30% but no more than 70%. According to Pinotage Association chairman Beyers Truter: “When the Absa Perold Cape Blend competition was initiated in 2011, the aim was to promote a category that would yield bold, vibrant wines truly representative of South

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Nowhere is Pinotage showcased as much as at the new Red Leaf Bistro

SMALL POINT BUT… Why have a menu at the home of such South African marvels as Beyerskloof Pinotage, blends including the country’s ‘indigenous’ variety, and the Pinotage burger, that lists some items in French, Italian, etc? However, moving right along… The Red Leaf Bistro is one of the hotspots on the Stellenbosch wine route, particularly since the restaurant was revamped and the range of

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Top 10 Pinotage wines include more than a couple of superstars

“PINOTAGE has the heart of a lion and the tongue of a woman; after drinking a certain quantity you can talk forever and fight like the devil!” – Anonymous. More memorable wine quotes here. The Top 10 Pinotage in terms of South African wines with the best track records over the past 10 years (2006 – 2015) are the following: Beyerskloof

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Top 100 South African wines over the past 10 years – 2016 Classification

THE SA Wine & Cellar Classifications point to the current ‘who’s who’ of the South African winelands – all of the top wines and cellars over the past 10 years, including the very best in each class. Ten years’ tasting results, the best track records, involving the TOP TASTING PANELS, local and international – a pooling of expert opinions about South

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White Cab, White Merlot, White Pinotage… not your typical Rosé or Blanc de Noir

THE TERMS Rosé, Blush and Blanc de Noir describe ‘white’ wines made from ‘black’ grapes, grapes that are actually red in colour… Typically they involve a gentle pressing of the grapes, limiting the time that the juice and the skins spend in contact with each other, and then proceeding with production along similar lines to wines made from ‘white’ grapes, grapes which actually range from

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Great consistency… Another round of good performances from leading cellars in 2014 Top 10 Pinotage Competition

THERE ARE FEW surprises among the winners of the Pinotage Association’s 2014 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition… Delheim Vera Cruz is better known for its prowess in the Shiraz category – the Vera Cruz Pinotage is a maiden vintage. And it’s suspected that certain Pinotage heavyweights including Kanonkop didn’t enter on this occasion – there is also no Kaapzicht Steytler,

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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 –

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Chamonix delights French palates at Classic Wine Trophy

THE RESULTS of the 2013 Classic Wine Trophy competition are hardly surprising in terms of the class winners. Particularly not when it comes to the overall victor, with Chamonix scooping three of the 14 trophies awarded in various categories at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town just a few months after being named Winery of the Year in the 2013 edition of

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Very best value Pinotage at under R80 a bottle in 2012

GREAT BUYS for the festive season… Pinotage that has been highly recommended this year by one or more of the expert tasting panels around the world AND that costs less than R80 a bottle – with prices given ex-cellar, or approximate retail if the public can’t buy directly from the producer: ALLEE BLEUE Starlette 2011 – R42 BEYERSKLOOF 2011 – R55 BOLAND CELLAR Reserve No

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Abraham Perold Tributum oh such an appropriate winner

ONLY 2840 BOTTLES. 36% Pinotage, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Tannat, 5% Mal- bec. 85% Stellenbosch, 15% Paarl. 16 months’ barrel maturation (70% new) KWV’s PEROLD TRIBUTUM has got off to a promising start: silver medal at the 2012 International Wine Challenge, another at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (also in London), and now one of the Top

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Cape Blend competition results official – or so we heard

IT WAS THANKS to KWV cellarmaster Richard Rowe that word first got out that the winners of the 2012 Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition had been announced. At what presumably was a very low-key pre-dinner function somewhere in the winelands, a proud Rowe and Johann Fourie, head winemaker at KWV, were quick to tweet the results as soon as it

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Top 10 Pinotage wines under R75 a bottle – experts’ tips

GREAT VALUE Pinotage wines under R75 a bottle 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 South African rand, ex-cellar or approximate retail where cellars are closed to the public: @ R44pb – Koelenbosch Pinotage 2009 from Koelenhof, silver medallist at 2012 Trophy Wine

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