The Top 10 Wines From The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2019

Chardonnay is an extremely important category within the South African wine industry – it is the seventh most widely planted variety with 6 660ha in the ground, the equivalent of 7.16% of the national vineyard and because of its well established credentials around the world, the best examples are able to demand a price premium and ensure profitability that so often eludes producers. 

 

Winemag #BestValue Tastings 2019 Top Performers

Over the past few months, Winemag.co.za has convened a series of tastings aimed at finding the best wines costing between R60 to R120 a bottle.

 

The Magnificent Seven: Top Wines in the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2019 announced

Though a notoriously difficult grape to work with, Pinot Noir is capable of making red wines of greatness when matched to the right site. It is at its most glorious in Burgundy, France but there are today impressive examples from Oregon in the USA, New Zealand’s South Island and increasingly South Africa. At the end of 2018, it was the 12th most planted variety locally making up 1.3% of the national vineyard. 

 

Attention Winemakers: Enter Your Best Value Wines Before 11 September

Our Best Value Tastings 2019 programme is about to wrap up for the year. The aim is to find the best examples of wines costing between R60 and R120 per bottle. The final categories for 2019 include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Blends, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and White Blends.

 

How To Enter The #BestValue Wine Competition

The Wine MagBest Value Tastings 2019 programme is about to wrap up for the year. The aim is to find the best examples of wines costing between R60 and R120 per bottle.

 

Wine Magazine Shiraz Report 2019

The inaugural Shiraz Report is now out. 83 entries were received from 67 producers for this year’s competition. These were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

Top 12 Performers In The Winemag #SignatureReport

The fourth annual Signature Red Blend Report, featuring wines distinctive of their originators, is now out. 58 entries were received from 42 producers for this year’s competition. These were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

The Top 5 Wines From The Inaugural Best Value Chenin Blanc Tastings 2019 Have Been Released

Seeking to find the best examples of Chenin Blanc between the R60 and R120 price points, the wines were tasted blind by our three judges: Malu Lambert, Spencer Fondaumiere and Jolette Steyn with scoring done on the 100-point system.

 

Call for Entry: Best Value White Blends and Red Blends

Wine Mag’s Best Value Tastings 2019 programme continues, this time with 1) White Blends and 2) Red Blends. The aim is to find the best examples of these varieties costing between R60 and R120 per bottle.

 

The Top 5 Best Value Shiraz Wines In Sout Africa

Seeking to find the best examples of Shiraz between the R60 and R120 price points, the wines were tasted blind by our three judges: Joanne Gibson, Ndaba Dube and Trizanne Barnard with scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.