Flashcards in South Africa Deck (35):
What is the hierarchy of wines in South Africa?
What are the rules for 'Estate Wines' in South Africa?
Grapes must come from estate vineyards in one GI
Estate must process from grape to wine incl bottling
What are the 4 main black grapes in South Africa?
Cab Sav, Merlot,
What is Pinotage a Crossing of?
Pinot Noir and Cinsault
What is a red wine blend called when it is a blend of Pinotage and other International grapes?
What are the 4 main white grapes in South Africa?
If a winery sources grapes from outside their District or Ward how must it be labelled?
With the name of the Region or GI
In which Region is Stellenbosch located?
What are the 5 key WSET L3 Districts and Wards in Coastal Region in South Africa?
What are the 3 key Regions that make up Western Cape GI?
Breede River Valley
Cape South Coast
What are the 2 key WSET L3 Districts that make up Breede River Valley Region in South Africa?
What are the 4 key WSET L3 Districts and Wards that make up Cape South Coast Region in South Africa?
Walker Bay District
Hemel-en-Aarde Ward (of Walker Bay)
Elim Ward (of Cape Agulhas District)
What is the climate of Stellenbosch?
What is anything provides cooling?
Moderate to war depending on location
Cool winds from False Bay funnel winds through mountains into valleys
What current cools South Africa?
The Benguela Current, in the Southern Ocean, from Antarctica
What is the name of the wind that brings cool air inland?
The Cape Doctor
What is Stellenbosch District most renowned for?
Single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and BDX blends with Merlot and Cabernet Franc
What white grapes are grown in the cooler sites in Stellenbosch?
Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay
What are the 3 main black grapes grown in Paarl District?
Cab Sav, Merlot and Pinotage
In which District if the Ward of Constantia?
Constantia vineyards are located on the East and South sides of which mountain?
What are the 2 main white grapes grown in Constantia?
Sauvignon Bland and Semillon
What is 'Dry Farming', what outcome does it provide and which District pioneered it?
Vine growing without irrigation
Reduced yields = more concentrated fruit flavours
What 1 black and 1 white grape is Swartland most renowned for?
Old Vine Chenin Blanc
High quality Syrah
What grape is darling District renowned for?
What grape is Durbanville District renowned for?
What are the 2 main white grapes grown in Worcester District?
Chenin Bland and Colombard
What 1 black and 1 white grape are most common in Robertson?
Syrah and Chardonnay
What is the name of the Ward in Walker Bay District renowned for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir?
Where would you be likely to find the best Pinot Noir in South Africa?
What provides cooling in Elgin District
What White grape is Elgin renowned for?
What 1 white and 1 Black grape is Elim ward renowned for?
Where would you find some of the oldest vines in The Cape?
What climactic impact can be a problem in South Africa?