From the land of the braai, biltong, and the Springboks comes this 100% uniquely South African grape. Not even a century old yet, and hailing from two infamous parents, this grape is certainly making its presence known in recent years in the wine world.
The Riesling grape often a grape that much divides people, perhaps a little misunderstood, but nonetheless a delicious grape once you get to know them. We delve behind the meaning of certain words often associated with Riesling and discuss how this grape has captured the hearts of serious wine enthusiasts and sommeliers the world over
The infamous child of two rather unknown parents, this grape has a few interesting legends about how it came to the Rhône area. Additionally, we set the record straight about the different names and clarify which is correct: Syrah or Shiraz?
Often used in the production of sparkling wine and is one of the three primary grapes allowed in Champagne and accounts for 40% of the grapes grown in the region. First mentioned in the 16th century and with a name meaning ‘miller’, it is responsible for giving Champagne its body and richness.
With over 10,000 grape varieties, you could be forgiven if you were to mistake one for another. This is exactly what happened when this lost grape was thought to have been wiped out after a disease called Phylloxera came to France in the 1860s.
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