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South Africa

The South African wine renaissance is in full swing. Impressive red and white bargains abound...

The South African wine renaissance is in full swing. Impressive red and white bargains abound. South Africa has a long and rich history considering its status as part of the “New World” of wine. In the mid-17th century, the lusciously sweet dessert wines of Constantia were highly prized by the European aristocracy. Since then, the South African wine industry has experienced some setbacks due to the phylloxera infestation of the late 1800s and political difficulties throughout the following century. Today, however, it is increasingly responsible for high-quality wines that are helping to put the country back on the international wine map. Wine production is mainly situated around Cape Town, where the climate is generally warm to hot, but the Benguela current from Antarctica provides the brisk ocean breezes necessary for steady ripening. Similarly, cooler high-elevation vineyard sites offer climatic diversity.

South Africa’s wine zones are divided into region, then smaller districts and finally wards, but the country’s wine styles are differentiated more by grape variety than by region. Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is the country’s “signature” grape, responsible for earthy, gamey reds. When Pinotage is blended with other red varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, or Pinot Noir (all commonly vinified alone as well), it is often labeled as a “Cape Blend.” Chenin Blanc (locally known as “Steen”) dominates white wine production, with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc following behind.

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    Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from South Africa
    • JS93
    • JD93
    • RP91
    3.5 1 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $47.99
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    Chamonix Rouge 2013
    Pinot Noir from Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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      Storm Pinot Noir Vrede 2014
      Pinot Noir from South Africa
      • WS91
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      Chamonix Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
      Pinot Noir from Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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