Alcatraz Beer & Wine Merchants great wine from south africa

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and investment in the South African wine market. Production is concentrated around Cape Town, with major vineyard and production centres at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester. There are about 60 appellations within the Wine of Origin (WO) system, which was implemented in 1973 with a hierarchy of designated production regions, districts and wards. WO wines must only contain grapes from the specific area of origin. "Single vineyard" wines must come from a defined area of less than 5 hectares. An "Estate Wine" can come from adjacent farms if they are farmed together and wine is produced on site. A ward is an area with a distinctive soil type or climate and is roughly equivalent to a European appellation.

100 MILE COAST CHENIN BLANC - SAUVIGNON BLANC

Aromas of elderflower and mango with a lush palate of ripe tropical fruit and balanced, refreshing acidity.

100 MILE COAST SHIRAZ - CINSAULT

Supple blackberry fruit complimented by smokey, spicy notes. Full bodied with a well-rounded finish.

RIVER'S END CHENIN BLANC

Zesty yet rounded with refreshing lemon peel and green apple.

RIVER'S END PINOT NOIR

Hot red cherry with earthy hints and long, juicy finish.
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