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Winemag.co.za presents the Cape White Blend Report 2016
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Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the inaugural Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a Chenin Blanc component of more than 15% and less than 85%. The idea is to recognize the growing category of wines which sees different white grapes combined in a formal way to produce something outstanding.

Chenin Blanc, meanwhile, is the country’s most widely planted variety with critics abuzz about the quality of many of the wines produced solely from it and it seems opportune to recognise its role in premium blends as well, especially as the resulting wines are unique to us.

There were 43 wines from 36 producers entered, 14 of these rated 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale and these were recognised during an event held at Joostenberg Bistro outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday, 15 November.

The top wines were as follows:

95
Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2015

94
DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2014
Muratie Laurens Campher Blended White 2015

92
Blake's Family Wines Tourmaline 2015
DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2015
Leipzig White 2015
Piekenierskloof White (Heirloom White) 2015
Thorne and Daughters Rocking Horse 2015

91
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2015
Painted Wolf Peloton Blanc 2014
Val du Charron Four White Legs 2015
The Fledge & Co. Vagabond 2015

90
Springfontein Limestone Rocks Dark Side of The Moon 2014
Vondeling Babiana 2013

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