Hope Marguerite 2011 vs Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec 2011 How does SA compare with the very best of France – the home of the most revered wines in the world and often used as the benchmark for most SA winemaking? Here is a write-up of a private tasting that compared some of the finest [...]
Beaumont Pinotage 2010 in ABSA top 10 competitionThe complete list of the 20 finalists: Altydgedacht Pinotage 2011 (Durbanville) Beaumont Pinotage 2010 (Bot River) Delheim Pinotage 2011 (Stellenbosch) Diemersdal Pinotage 2011 (Durbanville) Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2011 (Durbanville) Fairview Pinotage 2011 (Costal Region) KWV Cathedral Cellar Pinotage 2009 (Western Cape) Mount Vernon Three Peaks Pinotage 2011 [...]
This “wild thing” was tamed in Bot River. According to most of the tasters, Mourvédre is known to be a somewhat ruthless character in both vineyard and bottle, growing like “wingerd woude” and being somewhat edgy as a wine.
Laid-back surfer, Beaumont winemaker and popular Chenin dude, Sebastian Beaumont, has contagious confidence in Botrivier and the Cape. He suggests that there is a new generation of South African wine…