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De Wetshof Chardonnay Bateleur 2012 750ml

Rated 91+ - (13.6% alcohol; 3.05 pH, 7. 3 acidity; 1.6 r.s.): Pale yellow. High-toned, very pure aromas of lemon icing, orange peel, honeycomb and...
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Rustenberg Chardonnay Five Soldiers 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Five Soldiers Chardonnay comes from some of the oldest vines on the property, around 22 years old that tend to suffer a lot of...
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Sadie Family Columella 2012 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2012 Columella is a blend of 76% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre and 7% Grenache from the Swartland and Paardeberg area, hand-sorted and...
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Sadie Family Mev. Kirsten 2012 750ml

The 2012 Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten comes from what are believed to be the oldest Chenin Blanc vines in South Africa planted between 1905 and...

2012 Coastal Region South Africa

The coastal region of South Africa is one of the most prodigious and productive wine regions on earth, and one which covers a vast distance making up for most of the tip of the African continent. The history of South African wines is a fascinating and surprisingly long one, with the very first wines in the country being produced by settlers in the 1650s, long before many other New World countries had even been discovered. Today, coastal South African wines are wildly popular around the world thanks to their big, fruity flavors and relative simplicity. Wineries in the region make the most of the hot sunshine, the high quality soils, and the brisk oceanic winds which keep disease at bay and stop the grapes from getting too hot, and produce a wide variety of wines of great distinction.

Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.