South Africa has transformed its wine industry. This year and from now on we need to now look at the country's wine regions, we need to start following the people and finally supporting with our money. With more than 500 private wineries we need to give feedback to theses Africans. Let's think about pairing South African wines with African food. South African wines are on an all-time high, across all styles. Now is the time to drink South African wines. So would you like to know more about South African Wines? Here is our short guide.
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There are many grape varieties, over ten thousand.
South African Areas Of Production
Country Region in the country
Coastal Region /Range
Red, White, Rose
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(Vintage; which year the grapes were picked) local weather conditions and even the micro-climate of each specific vineyard play apart in how a year can be vintage
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Aroma And flavour Characteristics
Some Notes On Wine
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Balance, Length, Intensity, Complexity
Balance in a wine refers to alcohol, acidity, tannins, sweetness, flavor, and how they all play together.
These five components make up the "structure" of the wine.
Intensity in color/appearance, aroma/bouquet, and flavor.
Complexity is "something with many parts in intricate arrangement". It is the combination of body, flavor, intensity, balance, and finesse.
The most important point in tasting is to find a wine that you enjoy drinking, and will keep coming back to.
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Top Wine Grape Varietals Worldwide (Including Origin and Market Share)
No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon (France; 6.3 percent of the market)
No. 2 Merlot (France; 5.81 percent of the market)
No. 3 Airen (Spain; 5.48 percent of the market)
Top Wine Producing Countries By Share Of Global Production Volume
No. 1 France (21.19 percent)
No. 2 Italy (16.31 percent)
No. 3 Spain (12.16 percent)
No. 4 United States (8.76 percent)
No. 5 China (5.68 percent)
No. 6 Argentina (5.03 percent)
No. 6 Australia (4.03 percent)
No. 7 Chile (3.40 percent)
No. 8 South Africa (3.40 percent)
No. 9 Germany (2.86 percent)
No. 10 Russia (2.24 percent)