South African Sweet Wine Awards03/10/2018
WineMag.co.za Launches Inaugural South African Sweet Wine Report
South African Sweet Wines have been pitted against one another and an international contender in the inaugural WineMag.co.za Sweet Wine Report. The South African Wines proved their quality and according to the Report they "can stand alongside the same from anywhere in the world" with very good results.
The inaugural Sweet Wine Report focused on wines in the categories of Natural Sweet, Noble Late Harvest, Straw Wine, Hanepoot and Muscadel.
Wines were tasted blind by the panel of three with scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
For more on the report, visit WineMag.co.za.
To see which of the award-winning Sweet Wines Hard to Find Wines has available, read on!
NOBLE LATE HARVEST
Stunning dessert wine produced from Semillon and a dash of Sauvignon Blanc, cosseted in oak for 3 years. Hedonistic yet superbly balanced with deep layers of kumquat, honey and fynbos.
Noble Late Harvest dessert wine produced by Buitenverwachting in Cape Town's Constantia Wine Route. Honey and apricot embrace a sweet sticky liquid with a lingering sugary aftertaste.
The grapes for this wine were air dried for 3 weeks before crushing. Allowed to ferment in second fill 225-litre oak barrels. Amber colouration with white stone fruit and peach and just a gentle hint of spiced almonds.
Orange-red colouration, a lighter style of fortified wine. Raisins and sultanas with a light fruity sweetness and just a hint of orange peel.
A deep golden hue, intense ripe fruit blossom and dried figs. Light and fresh with a balanced sweetness.