Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2017

Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat Sauvginon Blanc as no more than a cash cow, Klein Constantia’s Matt Day approaches the variety with both rigour and enthusiasm. The result is a number of striking examples, […]

December 4, 2017
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Win a six-bottle mixed cases of wine featuring some of the top performers from the recent Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report. Featured wines: Bizoe Henriëtta 2016 – 93/100 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015 – 93/100 Gabriëlskloof The Landscape Series Magdalena 2016 – 93/100 Marianne Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – 93/100 Nederburg Private Bin […]

October 30, 2017
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Malu Lambert: Interview with Rikus Neethling of Bizoe Wines

“I couldn’t get a job I really cared about,” says Rikus Neethling. So in 2008, when it was still not very much the norm for winemakers to do their own thing, he did. “I’d been at a co-op and there just wasn’t any passion not that we didn’t make good wines.” This time would prove […]

August 8, 2017
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Bizoe Henriëtta 2014

Winemaker Rikus Neethling  founded his own label Bizoe in 2008 and has over the years gained acclaim both locally and internationally for his Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blend (called Henriëtta after his mother) although it has tended to go somewhat uncelebrated by the Winemag.co.za panel, the 2014 vintage rating 85 when tasted in September 2015 and the […]

June 22, 2017
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Interview: Rikus Neethling of Bizoe and Croydon

From the October issue of Business Day WANTED: Winemaker Rikus Neethling, who founded his own label Bizoe in 2008, moved to Croydon Vineyard Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in 2011. There are some 8ha of vineyard on the property and all 194 home owners are also shareholders in the associated wine company. Earlier in […]

November 2, 2015
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