The sunny warmth of the Cape produces some European-style wines with a touch of New World fruit and texture. Savoury but rich Cabernet blends, stylish, opulent Chardonnays, and the fresh fruit salad flavours of top Chenin Blanc.
Wine from South Africa – Choosing the Perfect Wine for Entertaining
Unlike some other regions of the world where vineyards are dominated by either red or white grape varieties, there is an even split when it comes to wine from South Africa. This leads to greater choice for consumers, who may wish to taste the best of Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Crouchen or Riesling wines. The most widely planted variety of grape historically has been Chenin Blanc, which makes up approximately one-fifth of all grapes planted in the country. However, as wine from South Africa has garnered a higher level of international attention in recent years, so have its other varieties, including Syrah and Burgundy.
What many wine from South Africa varieties have in common is the fact that they are bold in flavour, fruity, and high in alcohol percentage. This is due to the abundant sunshine, which allows the fruit to ripen significantly, giving a deeper and more concentrated flavour to the wine. In the past two decades, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay have experienced a rise in popularity, and the number of red wine grape varieties has risen exponentially.
Much of this wine production is centred on the Cape area, with Cape Town and the surrounding Peninsula serving as ground zero for wine from South Africa. This wine is now available for delivery online, in gift boxes offering the best of what South Africa has to offer. Whether you are interested in a bottle of something special or a selection of different varieties, the best of South Africa can be ordered for next-day delivery.