25 June 2012

The Ruins Pinotage with owner Michelle du Preez - Video

The Ruins Pinotage 2010 is a modern clean fresh fruity wine. It is made at Bon Cap by Marinus Potgieter using grapes organically farmed by winery owner Roelf du Preez.

I really enjoyed a bottle with dinner the other night, it's big on bright berry fruits,  light on tannins, and easy drinking for right now.

Michelle du Preez was in town last month so I asked her to share her thoughts on the 2010 Ruins.

In the UK The Ruins Pinotage 2010 is also available from The Wine Society under their own label.


13 June 2012

Travis Langley of Beyerskloof - Video

Travis Langley is a winemaker at Beyerskloof, South Africa's Pinotage specialist.

I met Travis at the London Wine Fair and asked him to talk us through the winery's current offerings. Wines he discusses are

2011 Pinotage - the white label
2009 Pinotage Reserve - the black label
2009 Diesel - Barrel reserve
2008 Faith - Cape Blend