In recognition of the vital importance our heritage vineyards and their unique wines play in the South African viticultural landscape, the Platter’s Wine Guide has added the CHV icon in the recently launched 2019 edition. This will clearly highlight to local and international wine lovers which wines are certified by the OVP, by adding the…Details
Two research groups at Stellenbosch University have combined forces to obtain an overview of the sensory and chemical profiles of old-vine Chenin blanc wines. At the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Department of Viticulture and Oenology, the focus is on the sensory characterisation of the genre, with specific emphasis on aroma and mouth-feel attributes. The research…Details
Chatting now with Jaco from Piekenierskloof Wines now all about #Piekeniers Grenache etc, and then with André from Old Vine Projectabout #OldVines. Audaciously Sels joining in the fun! #SAwineshowcase 🍷 Chatting now with Jaco from Piekenierskloof Wines now all about #Piekeniers Grenache etc, and then with André from Old Vine Project about #OldVines. Audaciously Sels joining in the fun! #SAwineshowcase 🍷 Posted by The…Details
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Old Pinotage vines’ berries ripen later compared to younger vines. So, what does this mean? Research to investigate possible genetic influences to improved wine quality in old Pinotage vines has been conducted by Professor Johan Burger at Stellenbosch University. His team compared both gene expression levels and total microbiomes in old (53 years) and young…Details
Over the past five years since the first International Pinotage Day, interest in and excitement around the occasion has grown immensely. Every year, the second Saturday in October is always a highlight on the calendar as wine lovers celebrate South Africa’s national variety. Wine enthusiasts all over the globe have embraced the celebration of South…Details
View original post on TopWineSA.com here THE OLD VINE PROJECT has on record 10 vineyards in South Africa that are older than 100 years, however, with the odd exception, their locations, the names of the property owners and the wines made from them (if any) are strictly confidential. No doubt these are precious plants. Perish the…Details
What’s so unique about wines made from old vines? Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo discusses the Old Vine Project and what some say are the best wines South Africa has to offer, on this #WEPodcast.Details