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South African Wine Tasting In 2016

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Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Fri, 2016-04-22 12:28
African Wine Tasting

South Africa has transformed its wine industry. This year and from now on we need to now look at the country's wine regions, we need to start following the people and finally supporting with our money. With more than 500 private wineries we need to give feedback to theses Africans. Let's think about pairing South African wines with African food. South African wines are on an all-time high, across all styles. Now is the time to drink South African wines. So would you like to know more about South African Wines? Here is our short guide.

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Grape Varieties

There are many grape varieties, over ten thousand.

examples include
Bordeaux Blend
Chenin Blanc
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cape Blend
Chardonnay
Cinsault
Grenache
Grenache Blanc
Malbec
Muscadel
Pinot Noir
Pinotage
Red Blend
Sauvignon Blanc
Semillon
Shiraz/Syrah
Tawny
Verdelho
Viognier
White Blend

South African Areas Of Production

Country Region in the country

Coastal Region /Range

Constantia
Darling
Elgin
Franschoek
Overberg
Montagu
Paarl
Robertson
Slanghoek Valley
Stellenbosch
Swartland
Walker Bay
Wellington
Western Cape

Wine Colour

Red, White, Rose

Awards

China Wine & Spirits Awards
Decanter Commended www.decanter.com
IWSC International Wine and Spirit Competition
IWC

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Vintage

(Vintage; which year the grapes were picked) local weather conditions and even the micro-climate of each specific vineyard play apart in how a year can be vintage
Year 2009
2010-12
Post 2013

Wine Style

Still
Sparkling
Perl wine
Fortified

Sweetness

Dry
Semi-dry
Sweet/dessert

Acidity

Low Moderate High

Alcohol

Less than 10%
10-12
12.5-14
over 14.5%

Aroma And flavour Characteristics

Aroma intensity
moderate aroma
Wood aroma
restrained wood
Fruit aroma
Moderate fruit
Floral aroma
Moderate floral
Spicy aroma
Moderate Spice
Body
Moderate
Tannins
soft

Edgmond Wines South Africa Club

Some Notes On Wine

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme and Notice 196

Balance, Length, Intensity, Complexity

Balance in a wine refers to alcohol, acidity, tannins, sweetness, flavor, and how they all play together.
These five components make up the "structure" of the wine.

Length

Intensity in color/appearance, aroma/bouquet, and flavor.

Complexity is "something with many parts in intricate arrangement". It is the combination of body, flavor, intensity, balance, and finesse.

The most important point in tasting is to find a wine that you enjoy drinking, and will keep coming back to.

Other information
from www.ibtimes.com/what-are-most-popular-wine-grapes-world-1540272
Wine & Spirit Education Trust wsetglobal.com/

Top Wine Grape Varietals Worldwide (Including Origin and Market Share)

No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon (France; 6.3 percent of the market)

No. 2 Merlot (France; 5.81 percent of the market)

No. 3 Airen (Spain; 5.48 percent of the market)

Top Wine Producing Countries By Share Of Global Production Volume

No. 1 France (21.19 percent)

No. 2 Italy (16.31 percent)

No. 3 Spain (12.16 percent)

No. 4 United States (8.76 percent)

No. 5 China (5.68 percent)

No. 6 Argentina (5.03 percent)

No. 6 Australia (4.03 percent)

No. 7 Chile (3.40 percent)

No. 8 South Africa (3.40 percent)

No. 9 Germany (2.86 percent)

No. 10 Russia (2.24 percent)

www.wsetglobal.com/documents/dip_satcardwine_2012_eng_new.pdf

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_wine_terms

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