31 December 2013


Purity of fruit, linear and elegant, this is a delightful wine that left a contented smile on my face.

This really classy 2011 vintage from the Parker family at Altydgedacht in Durbanville won Pinotage Top 10 in 2012.

In English speaking countries you might find it labelled Ralph Parker   to save us struggling with pronouncing  Altydgedacht, as Richard Parker explains here

29 December 2013

Top Pinotages of 2013

Top rated Pinotage producers in 2013 are Beyerskloof, Kanonkop, KWV, L'Avenir and Rijk's, according to Mike Froud at Top Wine SA.

Mike collates scores awarded during the year to South African wines by judges at blind-tastings around the world during the year.  

For the full list of top Pinotages, plus the best wines costing under 100 ZAR, see Top Wine SA