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South Africa is famous for its strong and full-bodied red wines. The here planted different grape varieties combine the elegance of Europe with the fruityness and power of the New World. The wine lover can find here the better known Bordeaux grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, but also wonderfil New World Grapes like Shiraz and Pinotage, the national grape of South Africa.
Cabernet Franc grapes make for a light and fruity red wine. The vine ripens quickly and is very resistant against parasites.
Cabernet Sauvignon tastes of blackcurrant and delivers the most premium wines. It benefits from a development in oak and long storage.
Cinsaut grapes generally make for light red wines which have a high quality potential. Cinsaut is also known under the name Cinsault.
Malbec makes for a strong red wine of a dark colour. Once famous as ‘Cot’ in France, Malbec is now Argentina's national grape.
Merlot red wine is mainly known for its soft feel in the mouth. A Merlot’s emphasis is on an elegant structure and smooth finish.
In a warm climate such as Spain or South Africa, the grape variety Mourvèdre delivers wine which excites with great cuvees like the Rhône Blend.
In South Africa, numerous winemakers have discovered the grape variety Petit Verdot for their unique cuvees due to its high quality potential.
Pinot Noir is demanding, but makes for high class wine. It is an element of Pinotage, South Africa’s national grape.
The national grape of South Africa! Pinotage makes for sweet wines with a strong berry taste. The grape is robust and has a high potential regarding quality.
Depending on the cultivation area, Shiraz makes for either soft or spicy wine. In its country of origin France, the grape is called Syrah; it is especially spicy there.
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