Marinas Menu: WINES OF SOUTH AFRICA are Incredibly Diverse
The diverse selection of South African wines benefit greatly from the nature of the landscape. The viticultural soils date back 500 million years, which creates many soil types. And with the Atlantic Ocean off their west coast and the Indian Ocean to the east, the weather brings sea breezes, fogs and sunshine. The terrain includes deep mountain valleys, gentle slopes and has many micro-climates and macro-climates, shelter and shade, along with variable drainage. The broad range of the environmental conditions lends itself perfectly to fine wine production.
We recently attended a tasting of Wines of South Africa at Corkbuzz in New York City where fifteen producers and distributors showcased many selections. Some of our favorites included Mary Delany Collection Pinot Noir 2015 by Botanica; Grenache 2013 by Tierhoek; Sauvignon Blanc 2016 by Fleur du Cap; Chardonnay 2014 by Jardin; Kaapse Vonkel Rose by Simonsig; and La Brune Pinot Noir 2015 by Meridian Prime. We will be sure to look for these and many more when dining out and purchasing wines.
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a not-for-profit organization owned by the South African wine industry that promotes the export of all South African wines by building Brand South Africa. Wines are presented at a variety of price points that will suit many budgets. For more information, visit www.wosa.co.za
Photo Credit: Marina Kennedy