Paserene Union 2015

Paserene is the own label of Martin Smith, one time consultant at Vilafonté. Existing wines include a Chardonnay and a red blend called Marathon featuring Carmenère and Petit Verdot, these now joined  by another red blend from the 2015 vintage called Union. From 50% Syrah, 37% Carignan and 13% Mourvèdre grown in Tulbagh, the wine […]

May 31, 2017
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017 results

Results of the 16th annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Total wines judged were 960 (2015: 1067) and there were 41 golds, 135 silver medals  and 460 bronze medals. Trophy winners as follows: Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Tokara Makro Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Trophy for […]

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Singita’s François Rautenbach on judging at OMTWS 2017

François Rautenbach, head of the Premier Wine Direct programme for Singita Game Reserves, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks about recent developments in SA wine quality:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Wine retailer James Pietersen on judging at OMTWS 2017

James Pietersen, SA portfolio manager for retailer Wine Cellar, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks generally about his experience:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Wine ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi on judging at the OMTWS 2017

Nkulu Mkhwanazi, Durban-based wine ambassador, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks about Cabernet Sauvignon in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Heidi Duminy CWM on judging at OMTWS 2017

Heidi Duminy, CWM and national marketing M=manager for Meridian Wine Merchants, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here she talks about MCC and Shiraz in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Blaauwklippen’s Narina Cloete on judging at OMTWS 2017

Narina Cloete, winemaker at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch, was one of this year’s judges at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here she talks about Chardonnay in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Spioenkop Sarah Raal 2016

  No sooner does the 2015 vintage of the 1900 Chenin Blanc from Elgin producer Spioenkop rate 5 Stars in Platter’s than it is dispensed with. Whereas this wine contained a portion of Stellenbosch fruit, winemaker Koen Roose opted to make two versions of Chenin Blanc sourced entirely from his own property in  2016, the […]

May 30, 2017
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