The wines were served blind were:
1 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Waipara Hills
2 Serbia Pinot Blanc 2014 Zvonko Bogdan
3 South Africa Chardonnay 2013Ataraxia
4 France Sancerre (Sauvignon blanc) 2015 Thomas-Ridon
5 Germany Riesling Mosel Kabinet 2007 JJ Prüm
6 Portugal Moscatel de Setubal 2011Bacalhoa
7 France Lalande de Pomerol (Merlot/Cabernet Franc)2012 Château Vieux Cardinal Lafaurie
8 Italy Chianti (Sangiovese) 2014 Masi
9 Argentina Malbec 2013 Alma Mora
10 USA Zinfandel 2013 Geyser Peak
11 France Saint Joseph (Syrah) 2012 Cave de Tain
12 Spain Rioja (Tempranillo) 2012 ViñaPomal
WHO ARE THE TOP TASTERS IN SOUTH AFRICA?
Wine tasting is a gift. The SAWTC is calling for talents around the country. Who will be our best South African wine tasters this year?
A small percentage of the population has a predisposition and enjoys a very accurate palate memory! These talents, once recognised and trained they can be the Robert Parker, or the Jancis Robinson of tomorrow.
The South African Wine Tasting Championship is a public event calling for all talents to test their abilities at tasting wines. Wine lovers will finally be the center of a wine event.
The SAWTC will aim at two goals:
- Recognise and Award the Top Wine tasters in South Africa
- Select Team South Africa going to the World Blind Tasting Challenge
In the spirit of ongoing education, and in an attempt to encourage new converts into the closed circle that is the wine world, the SAWTC offers all wine lovers the chance to put their talents to the test. .
Our Twitter account is @SAWineChamp
The World Championship took place on the 8th of October 2016, in Provence in France. South Africa ranked 6th nation of the world in 2016.
All the updates can be found on our media partner wine.co.za