South Africa is home to only a couple of certified biodynamic wine producers, and Elgin Ridge Wine Estate happens to be one of these. Situated in the picture-perfect Elgin Wine Valley, the estate owned by Brian and Marion Smith, is known for producing a small range of superb wines, one of these being the Elgin Ridge 282 Pinot Noir 2016.
The top five wines from the inaugural Best Value Pinotage Tastings 2019 have been announced.
Seeking to find the best examples of Pinotage between the R60 and R100 price points, the wines were tasted blind by our three judges: Malu Lambert, Spencer Fondaumiere and Jolette Steyn with scoring done on the 100-point system.
Nothing excites me more than Chardonnay In my wine glass, the versatility excites me especially when the wine is showcases the winemakers flair Chardonnay is a relatively neutral grape with a flexible character, it derives the bulk of its flavours from terroir, where it reflects the growing conditions with terrific fidelity, and barrelling, where it’s intrinsic flavour needs to be coaxed out. Creatively it’s a blank canvass for winemakers and that’s an exciting space to exhibit the craft of winemaking.
With so many award-winning wines being made in South Africa each year, it has become impossible to choose the best. You want to spend your well-earned money on a wine that truly transcends quality as we know it.
Like a nova that only happens once in a star’s lifetime, you will remember those singular bottles of wine that blew your mind. - Dr Leanie Louw.
Steenberg Ruby Rosé is the ultimate spring sip Make Steenberg’s delightful Ruby Rosé your go to spring and summer wine and take any happy occasion up a notch by creating your own frosty frosé sensation. This invigoratingly dry and vivacious Rosé is a fabulous blend of Syrah(69%)...