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Another 5 Star Rating for De Toren

The 2006 Vintage of De Toren Fusion V received the sought after accolade of 5 stars from the John Platter Wine Guide and what a fitting way to celebrate 10 years of making wine.

Following straight in the footsteps of the 2006 vintage, the 2007 vintage made it to the John Platter short list for 5 stars . . . → Read More: Another 5 Star Rating for De Toren

The world’s Top Red Varietal is South Africa’s Pinotage

The 2009 ‘Decanter’ World Wine Awards this year attracted 10,285 entries, cementing it as the world’s biggest wine competition. The results were announced during the first week of September, and the International Trophy for Top Red Single Varietal over £10 was awarded to the Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2006.

It is an historical moment for the South African wine industry as this country’s homegrown red wine cultivar Pinotage delivered the wine that was chosen as the best single varietal red wine out of all the wines entered from all over the world. It also happened at a very appropriate time, as the very first award ever received by a Pinotage wine was exactly 50 years ago, when the Pinotage from Bellevue Estate received the Genl. Smuts trophy as the best young wine in South Africa.

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