The 2021 Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 93 entries and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

This year’s Sauvignon Blanc Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 125 entries and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

Can wine-related video be worth watching? Over the next few weeks, we’re going to meet some of South Africa’s most celebrated wine people. And some who aren’t celebrated enough. 

 

This year’s Signature Red Blend Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 50 entries received from 38 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, Christian Eedes, James Pietersen & Jolette Steyn, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

Although Pinot Noir remains small in South Africa, the category is improving fast the Prescient Pinot Noir Report 2021 reveals.

 

This year’s Shiraz Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 96 entries received from 75 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

This year’s Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 64 entries received from 57 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

The focus of the Minority Report is on wines from varieties whose respective total plantings do not exceed 5 000ha. South Africa’s eight most widely planted varieties (Chenin Blanc, Colombar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage, Chardonnay, and Merlot in that order) all have plantings of over 5 000ha and together makeup 82% of the national vineyard – this is a chance for the more subordinate varieties to shine!

 

This year’s Merlot Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 55 entries received from 45 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

This year’s Pinotage Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 58 entries received from 46 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. The report revealed some real gems under the Pinotage grape category, confirming the fact that proudly South African wine variety can certainly compete with the best on a global scale.