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Top wines of January 2018

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Intellego Elementis 2017 – 95 (read original review here) Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage...

Sauvignon Blanc benchmark tasting

On Friday, Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin held a tasting to gauge the quality of its own Sauvignon Blanc against some of the other...

La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015

Not only is the Pierneef Syrah Viognier from Franschhoek cellar La Motte highly critically acclaimed but it’s also made in meaningful volumes, 81 000...

La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2016 from La Motte is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon - the Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards in...

La Motte Méthode Cap Classique 2013

Méthode Cap Classique is difficult category to judge because 1) it’s so technically complicated to produce and 2) there is disagreement among judges as...

La Motte Hanneli R 2011

Hanneli R is the flagship red blend from Franschhoek cellar La Motte and with it only made in exceptional years, the volume kept small...

La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2013

Food, art and culture are given much prominence at La Motte in Franschhoek so it’s sometimes difficult to know what to think about the...

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2014: results

Results of the sixth annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards were announced earlier today. There were 49 entries of wines from organically grown grapes and...