Flashcards in South africa Deck (164)
District, Warmer, less maritime influenced climate (varies), Varied soils, Range of varieties grown, KMW and large estate based in Paarl, Franschoek and Wellington are important wards.
District, Warm Mediterranean climate, Granite and sandstone soils, Heart of quality wine production, Bordeaux blends with Pinotage, Base of national viticultural institute.
Small warmer climate district surrounded by mountains.
Varied climates, topography and soils.
Showing promise with Shiraz.
Walker Bay District
Best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Sth Africa
Wine of origin legislation since 1973.
75% from stated vintage.
85% of stated variety
100% from stated area.
Certification seal after tasting guarantees accurately.
The vineyards of South Africa are buffeted by the winds of which two oceans?
Atlantic and Indian
Breede River Valley
Inland, hot climate.
Modern canopy management enables crisp Sauv Blanc and Sparkling despite heat.
A district in South Africa's Cape South Coast
In South Africa, the climate is cooler than the latitude might suggest. Why?
Benguela current is a cold current that flows up from the Antartica.
Name 2 districts inside the Olifants River Region.
Name the the districts of the Breede River Region
What is the Cape Doctor?
Summer wind that blows in from the South East during the summer, months, gale force winds that wrecks havoc.
What is the Northern most wine region in South Africa?
Wine region hierarchy
Wards (50+) eg Franschoek
Districts (16) eg Paarl and Stellenbosch
Regions (5) untidy production boundaries as not all districts are part of a region etc
Catch all appellations covering all vineyards on the cape allowing blended single varietal wines from different regions to be sold in EU.
Heartland of fine wine.
Including Stellenbosch, Constancia and Paarl
Small, prestigious ward outside Cape Town.
Ideal for Sauv Blanc with full spectrum of aromatic varietal characteristics.
Rolling hills 10K from Cape Town.
Outstanding Sauv Blanc
Durbanville ward especially good.
Where are most of the vineyards of South Africa located?
South western part of the country.
What is the KMV? Detail its role in South Africa's wine industry.
Kooperative Wijnbouwers Vereniging. A national co-operative or grapegrower's trade union- became a price cartel and over ran production, focusing on quality over quantity.
Low, making irrigation necessary in most areas.
Cold ocean current cools far inland.
South African white
Over 50% of production
White SA grapes
Chenin Blanc (steen), 1/5 total.
Muscat of Alexandria (Hanepoot)
1/5 of goal plantings
Versatile both dry and sweet
Body and toasty characters from barrel aging.
Great quality. Potential in cool sites barrel fermentation and lees stirring add complexity.
Styles range from fresh and herbaceous to nutty and vegetal
Muscat of Alexandria
Desert wines (not vin de Constance)
Vin de Constance
Muscat Blanc A Petit Grains