Wines from South Africa

Wines from South Africa

Wines of South Africa Tasting

Featuring Fleur du Cap Winery  - Alive with Flair

A flight of 4 wines - $10.00
2013 Fleur du Cap, Chardonnay
2014 Fleur du Cap, Chenin Blanc
2014 Fleur du Cap, Pinotage
2014 Fleur du Cap, Merlot

About Fleur du Cap WInery 

One of South Africa’s premier and best-known wines – is one of the flagships of the Distell group, the country’s top producer and marketer of fine wines and spirits. The first vintages were produced at Die Bergkelder, one of the world’s most advanced underground cellars, built in 1968.
Our wines reflect the generosity of nature and the dedication by our devoted team in this famous mountain cellar on the outskirts of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Our product crafters ensure that only the finest grapes and vineyard sites are selected in order to produce wines of abundant flavour and character.

About  Alive with Flair
Life should never be lived to someone else’s mould. We seek to be true to ourselves and content in that truth. We strive to bring our very own originality and style to life. Our air. Our Panache. We want to be free and we want it to be natural, in the choices we make and in the way we inspire others. 

The Fleur du Cap approach is unconstrained. Using only meticulously selected grapes from the finest vineyards across the Cape Winelands, we produce a range of wines that offer diversity of choice & diversity of taste, to live your way. We have the freedom to choose the finest grapes from the finest vineyards in the Cape Winelands. We’re not constrained by farm or vineyard or climate.

About South African Wines
South African wines offer impressively good value, and feature styles and tastes that are food friendly, blending elegance and power. South Africa has been producing wine since the first vines were planted in the 17th century, brought by the Dutch governors of Cape Colony. At one time, the sweet wine of Constantia was the most prized in the world. The most important South African wine regions are around the two cities of Stellenbosch and Paarl. A range of wine styles are made, from stunning blockbuster reds to full bodied Chardonnay and crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Chenin Blanc, also known as Steen, is the local white workhorse grape capable of making impressive dry and sweet wines. Pinotage, South Africa’s own red grape (a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault) still leaves wine critics divided, but can make great single-variety offerings as well as being a key component in Cape Blends. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux-style red blends are also among the country’s top reds.We have thousands of South African wine reviews available in our Buying Guide. Search the South African wine guide to browse our South African wine ratings and discover all that this wonderful wine-producing region has to offer. (From Wine Enthusiast)

Blind WIne Tasting

Blind WIne Tasting

Blind Wine Tasting

Your flight will include 4 pours - 2 reds and 2 whites. Get all the identifiers correctly and you win a bottle of wine!

Join in the monthly fun! Bring your friends, compared tasting notes and SAVOR Great Wine together.

Evaluating, or judging, a wine is a fundamental part of "wine lore".

Everyone does it, and at its simplest level the question asked is "Do I like this?" and then, "Why?" At more experienced levels, tasters try to specify what they like - is it the color, the aroma, the flavor?

At competitive levels, tasters will assign points to these and other categories, and rank wines in comparison to one another. That's how medals and other prizes are awarded.

Not only is tasting wine blind a critical component of the Sommelier testing, it helps you become more conscious and aware of the richness of the wine.

You will be tested on 8 identifiers.  Here are hints to enhance your enjoyment of your Blind Tasting.

Look at the wine - write something down

Smell the wine - write something down

Taste the wine - write something down

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