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David & Nadia Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2017

By 2017, the drought was tightening its grip in the Swartland and this seems to show in the wines of David & Nadia Sadie,...

Vondeling Rurale Blanc de Noir 2015

Pétillant-naturel – abbreviated to “pét-nat” among hipsters and involving the méthode ancestrale of production, i.e. stopping an unfinished fermentation and then bottling the wine...

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 – 2017

One of Chenin Blanc’s great strengths is also a great weakness – it’s capable of a multitude of legitimate stylistic expressions, the result being...

Rietvallei 1908 Muscadel 2013

Grapes for this Muscadel from Robertson property Rietvallei  come from a quarter hectare of Muscat de Frontignan planted in 1908, making it the oldest...

Zandvliet Shiraz 2015

What style of Shiraz/Syrah is set to hold sway in the next few years? Jacques Bruwer of Bon Courage in Robertson expresses some bemusement...

Esona Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2017

Lourens van der Westhuizen of Robertson property Arendsig really is a dab hand when it comes to Chenin Blanc as the Single Vineyard 2017...

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016

Yesterday’s Shiraz SA Challenge 2018 awards function was preceded by a tasting of the 25 “finalists” – the top 25 wines out 156 entries...

Joostenberg Die Agteros Chenin Blanc 2017

Tyrrel Myburgh, of Joostenberg in Paarl, says his approach to winemaking involves “intense scrutiny of the process with a view to not doing too...