South Africa Tasting - New Worlds New Wines - Sydney
Significant old vine plantings being under utilised… A global perception for the production of low quality, high volume wines due to poor-quality exports… A new generation of young, enthusiastic winemakers attempting to buck the trend and focus on quality-driven wines… All this sound familiar? The story of South African wine parallels our own domestic narrative over the last three decades. It is little wonder Tim Atkin has singled out South Africa as the most dynamic wine country at the moment. South African wine in Australia has largely been confined to the nominal Pinotage and Chenin Blanc (if that) on a wine list or in a more discerning retailer. Recently we’ve seen a few exceptional wines from SA, produced from old-vine material and exceptional winemaking and this is but a small preview of what will no doubt be taking the world by storm!