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AOC Swartland?


Callie Louw and Adi Badenhorst at Cape Wine 2012

Swartland,西开普省的一个地区,老丛林葡萄藤在剃须刀显然稀缺时,为新世界的葡萄酒产区带来了一个不寻常的一步:制片人颁布了会员宪章,凭借酿酒规范。AOC Swartland,任何人?

Swartland的Hirsute Hipsters不仅仅是限制阅读更多…

南非赤霞珠法郎:Bruwer Raats #video

南非最好的红色品种是什么?Bruwer Raats将投票投票给赤赤族法郎。听他解释为什么在上面的视频中。

His wine, made from 25-year-old, unirrigated vines and stylistically more St. Emilion than Saumur, is a strong example of cabernet franc with meaty, floral character with perky tannins. Unfortunately, Raats’ enthusiasm for the grape hasn’t been infectious: I only came across one other example of it as a varietal wine. But since I didn’t get to try the one from Buitenverwachting, this makes the Raats the best cabernet franc that I tasted from South Africa!

Raats还使Mvemve Raats de Compostella与Mzokhona Mvemve。富含直接赤霞珠的葡萄酒,2009年设法突破水果,酸度和单宁之间的诱人平衡。而且,真正的激情,这是一个四分之一的赤霞珠。阅读更多…

将顶部与房间里的大象配对


One of the questions that I had going to South Africa was what gives some red wines, notably pinotage, a smoky, burned rubber smell. Pintoage is quite polarizing in the US; Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal, for example, categorically states that she厌恶品种.

So I attended a pinotage seminar last week at Cape Wine 2012 with an open mind, hoping to learn more about the causes of these polarizing aromas.阅读更多…

Broadcasting Baroque to the vines at DeMorgenzon

Kobe牛肉奶牛可能会嫉妒:De Morgenzon酒庄在Stellenbosch的葡萄藤和桶室每天24小时有巴洛克式播放。

The DJ is Hylton Applebaum, who owns the property with his wife Wendy (Hylton also owns the Classic FM radio station in Johannesburg). Hylton says that the mix includes no music “that annoys people,” ruling out harpsichord, energetic violin solos or organ, which sounded funereal. Opera and all human voice were excluded from the track because they could be too jarring for the staff and neighbors. The staff that I spoke with say the music has a calming effect. Only certain blocks have been wired for sound, including a block of syrah behind the winery.

Hylton says the vineyard with the music shows slower growth than adjacent vineyards that have no music. “We are able to achieve phenolic ripeness with lower sugars,” he said as we stood among the vines.

I asked him if techno would speed up the growth. He said that some experiments in central Europe had shown a variation in tomatoes with the type of music played; jazz worked well but heavy metal killing the plants.

de Morgenzon的“DMZ”线代表美国大约15美元的价值;这条线的山顶是清脆的霞多丽,这只是一丝早期的莫扎特鼻子上。他们的顶级葡萄酒,一个100%chenin blanc,呈现出澄诺的严重一面。但更多的是在未来的帖子中。阅读更多…

In South Africa for #CapeWine2012

我现在在南非,参加了两年一次的贸易秀Cape Wine 2012. Although wine was first made in 1659, the industry has confronted numerous challenges from the weather, economic crisis, economic boycott, and phylloxera over the years. In the almost two decades since apartheid ended, the industry has changed a lot in terms of grape varieties vinified and how they are grown, wines exported, labor practices, and arrival of international capital. Today, the Western Cape remains a stunningly gorgeous region that has exciting local vintners as well as an international flair: I been in and around Stellenbosch the past couple of days and have already bumped into Bruno Prats, Hubert de Bouard, Charles Banks, and the view above is from Glenelly, the winery built by May de Lencquesaing of Pichon-Lalande. I look forward to exploring the wines, meeting vintners, winemakers and other journalists, and delving into various themes at the show in the coming days. Is there anything you are particularly interested in? What is your take on South African wines now?

In the name of disclosure, and for those who think press trips are nefarious exercises in brainwashing, my trip is organized by Wines of South Africa.

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