TIM ATKIN MW RELEASES HIS 2020 SOUTH AFRICA REPORT, SAYING “THE CAPE IS FACING ITS BIGGEST CHALLENGE SINCE PHYLLOXERA”

 

  • Atkin says South Africa “making the best wines in its history”
  • “What we have now is a constellation shining bright above us in the firmament, made up of more than 100 winemaking stars.”
  • 1,381 wines tasted and 62 Zoom calls with winemakers replace usual month-long tour of the Cape to prepare the report
  • Two wines awarded 100-point scores, 32 Chenin Blancs scored 95+ points
  • Available on timatkin.com

The Cape is firmly established as “one of the most exciting wine-producing countries on the planet”, thanks to a combination of old vines, young wine-making talent, established names, varied terroirs and a can-do spirit, according to award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin, who has just released his seventh annual guide to South Africa.