Topical pic – Klein Karoo regional tasting for Platter’s 2012
By Christian Eedes, 28 July 2011
Just back from a two-day trip to the Klein Karoo to taste wines of the region for Platter’s 2012. I traveled with Greg de Bruyn CWM, James Pietersen, beverage manager for Belthazar and Balducci’s restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town and Cathy van Zyl MW. We were based at Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar outside Barrydale and worked in teams of two, each team reviewing some 40 wines on Tuesday afternoon and another 30 on Wednesday morning. The rationale behind the regional tastings is to taste the wines in context as well as to provide an opportunity for interaction between tasters and producers once the formal tastings are complete.