Wanted: SA’s best young wines

by | Jun 6, 2017 | Business and Marketing, Wineland

It’s time to put the country’s best young wines in the spotlight. Winemakers are invited to enter their 2017 wines into the SA Young Wine Show. Entries at the regional associations close on 27 June and on 6 July at the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSV).

The SA Young Wine Show has been offering winemakers the opportunity to compare their various wines, experimental styles and new cultivars with those of their peers since 1833, which makes this the oldest wine show in the world. According to VinPro, consumers can look forward to extraordinary wines from the 2017 vintage. The general consensus is that this harvest was one of the best in many years, specifically in terms of quality. The Young Wine Show is the ideal opportunity for all producers to show off with their best wines and compete for the SA Champion Trophy in 17 categories.

White wine categories include Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sémillon, other white cultivars, dry white blends, off-dry white wines and noble late harvest. Trophies in the red wine categories are awarded to best Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, other red cultivars and dry red blends. Judges will also announce the best Port, dessert wine and Muscadel.

The 100-point tasting scale instead of the previous 20-point scale will be used for the first time this year. The national winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 25 August which will be held at Goudini Spa.

The SA Young Wine Show catalog and entry form for 2017 is available at www.youngwineshow.co.za or can be requested by email from info@veritas.co.za.

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