Five locally made wines scored 97 out of 100 points at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in Cape Town last month but not all of them are as expensive as you might think. A house-brand supermarket wine – The Spar South African Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017- scored an impressive 95 while one of the highest scores, the De Grendel Shiraz 2017, is selling for only R190 a bottle.
The International Wine and Spirits Competition awarded a heap of medals to South African wines following the tasting in Cape Town last month. Winning included Kanonkop, Beyerskloof, Stellenrust, and Spier Wine Farm – who received two Gold Medals, one for the Spier Seaward Sauvignon Blanc 2019 and another for the Spier Creative Block 3 2016.
Quality is also high in South African sparkling wines, with three bottle fermented sparklers achieving Gold medals: Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2014, Pongrácz MCC Blanc de Blancs NV, and Newstead MCC Brut 2015. The three wines were all produced in different vintages, showcasing the richness that comes from ageing sparkling wines.”
A further 16 wines scored 96 points, which included, cabernet sauvignons from Bartinney, Kanonkop, and Ormonde, and chardonnays from De Grendel and La Vierge, Chenin blancs from Kleine Zalze and MAN.
Source | Business Insider