Check Out The Best Wines In South Africa In 2016

The South African Wine Index (SAwi) has announced the winners of its annual Grand Wines Collection awards for 2016, naming the best wines in South Africa.

The SAWi compares and condenses results from 84 multinational competitions, reviews and listings, and acknowledges the nature of the competition and additional accolades bestowed on a wine, expressing all the data as a single number out of 100.

Using a score of 93 as the benchmark, wines scoring above that are considered part of the “Grand Wines Collection”.

The 2016 list is sourced from 585 wineries and more than 6000 wines. The ‘Grand Wines Collection’ currently includes 494 wines, with 203 wines, representing 66 wineries, achieving platinum status.

“This year, KWV took the most honours with 11 awards, followed by Cederberg’s and Spier’s 8, Saronsberg 7, while Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver and Diemersdal received 6 awards each,” SAwi said.

“As with a golf or tennis rating system, having received the most accolades does not necessarily imply a number 1 ranking position, but such performances take these wineries close to being coveted trophy winners.”

The table below shows which are the best wines in the country in every category assessed by SAwi.

You can view the full listing here.

Best Wines in South Africa 2016 (Click to enlarge)

Best Wines in South Africa 2016
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Category Brand
Bordeaux Blend De Toren Private Cellar Fusion V Cabernet Cab Franc Petit Verdot Merlot Malbec
Brandy Van Ryn’s 12 YO Distillers Reserve Brandy
Cabernet Franc Warwick Estate Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon Annandale Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
Cape Blend Windmeul Cellar Cape Blend Reserve Pinotage Cab Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Cape Port Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Vintage Reserve Port
Chardonnay Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc
Cinsaut Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Pofadder Cinsault
Colombard Bon Courage Andre’s Fame Colombard
Dessert & Fortified Wine Paul Cluver Estate Wines Riesling Noble Late Harvest
Gewürtstraminer Paul Cluver Estate Wines Gewürtstraminer
Grenaché Vriesenhof Vineyards Grenachè
Grenaché Blanc KWV Mentors Grenaché Blanc
Malbec Doolhof Wine Estate Signatures of Doolhof Malbec
Merlot Annandale Wines Merlot
Méthode Cap Classique The House of JC Le Roux Pongrảcz Desiderius Sparkling Wine Méthode Cap Classic
Petit Verdot KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot
Pinotage Rijks Private Cellar Pinotage
Pinot Noir Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir
Red Blend (other) Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal Sangiovese Pinot Shiraz Mourvèdre Nebiolo Barbera
Rhone Blend Saronsberg Full Circle Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier
Riesling Jordan Wine Estate The Real McCoy Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Semillon Cederberg Private Cellar David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon
Shiraz Eagles Nest Shiraz
Sweet Wine Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Constance
Tinta Barocca Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Treinspoor Tinta Barocca
Viognier Eagles Nest Viognier
White Wine Blend Tokara Director’s Reserve White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon


Source: Business Tech


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