Friday, November 01, 2019

Caroline's White Wine Review 2019

Caroline Rillema's annual wine reviews are must see events. She chooses her best suppliers who are asked to bring one wine - the wine she believes to be the best representative of their compendium
Caroline's White Wine Review was held in the Ballroom at the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront
and was well attended by wine enthusiasts and professionals
Francois-Jacques Malan of Simonsig
with their excellent Cuvée Royale MCC in its new livery
Jason Steel and John Loubser were showing John's lovely Jewel Box MCC
Natalie Ferreira showed Steenberg's 1982 Pinot Noir MCC
and Villiera had their Munro Brut 2013 MCC
shown by winemakers Nathan Valentine and Xander Grier
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut, was made by Lizelle Gerber who has moved to Nederburg
Regular visitors from the UK who have a great love of South African wine, Dee and John Manchett
getting a taste of David & Nadia Aristargos from David Sadie
Aristargos is a blend of Chenin blanc with Viognier, Clairette blanche, Semillon, Roussanne and Marsanne
Lara Shargey and Christo Crous of Uva Mira with their Single Tree Chardonnay
Sarah Havard pouring the Warwick Professor Black Sauvignon Semillon blend
A taste of Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay for Delaire Graff cellarmaster Morne Vrey from Wade Roger-Lund
An iconic, well-rewarded barrel matured Chenin blanc, Ken Forrester's FMC
(Forrester Meinert Chenin or, as Ken says, "F_ing Marvellous Chenin)
Caroline Rillema coming for a taste of it from Shawn Matthyse
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin blanc, poured for a happy young lady
KWV The Mentors Grenache blanc. It is so good to see such great wines coming from southern European grape varieties
which do so well in our warm climate
Neil Ellis was a pioneer of good Sauvignon blanc in South Africa. Amica, made by his son Warren, continues the tradition
Elizma Visser, winemaker at Olifantsberg in the Breedekloof, pours her Grenache blanc
Remhoogte Honey Bunch Chenin has been a favourite of ours for many years
It is sold out at the farm, but they did have these magnums for tasting
Rickety Bridge has long been an great proponent of Semillon, which performs so well in Franschhoek
This is The Pilgrimage, shown by Maré Kotze
When Riandri Visser took over from Duncan Savage at Cape Point Vineyards, we felt that she had very big boots to fill
She has filled them with aplomb and her Isliedh Sauvignon Semillon blend is a masterpiece

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