The WOSA inspired question whether Cape blends, containing a minimum 30% Pinotage, can make exceptional blends, was answered in the affirmative this afternoon at a vertical tasting of Simonsig Frans Malan from 1995 to 2006. The question arose after André Morgenthal, WOSA communications director, poured eight SA blends for US wine educators at their conference with the wines having huge price and no Pinotage in common.

Assembled tasters included Platter heavy hitters Christine Rudman and Fiona McDonald as well as assorted Cape retailers and one of the biggest wine buyers in the country, Stephanus Eksteen, from Shoprite Checkers supermarkets, Africa’s biggest retailer.

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Exceptional Cape Blends

The WOSA inspired question whether Cape blends, containing a minimum 30% Pinotage, can make exceptional blends, was answered in the affirmative this afternoon at a vertical tasting of Simonsig Frans M

 

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