15 May 2009
Video: Yngvild Steytler on Winning Decanter's Trophy
Yngvild Steytler is the public face of Kaapzicht Estate and she travels the world marketing husband Danie's wines.
This week Yngvild has been very busy at the London International Wine Fair as the crowds flocked to her stand to taste Kaapzicht's Trophy winning Steytler Pinotage 2006.
Kaapzicht's Pinotage beat Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot etc to the South African Red Single Varietal over £10 Trophy.
I managed to get Yngvild's reaction to their win. Her modest reaction was that it was a primarily a win for Pinotage and shows that Pinotage does deserve its place among the world's great wines and that there is a great future for all kinds of Pinotage from rosés and light bodied fruity wines to the full bodied oaked pinotages like Kaapzichts flagship Steytler.
I found this wine to be full of ripe fruit, pure and clean and approachable, its two years oak aging is very much in the background.
The wine retails in the UK for around £20 a bottle.