These are South Africa’s Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc wines

These are South Africa’s Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc wines

DOWNLOAD the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 – RESULTS Sauvignon Blanc South Africa has revealed the winners of the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 competition and this year’s champion wines come from no less than seven different regions. This exciting result for...
ESTERS 101 – PART 2

ESTERS 101 – PART 2

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic WineSeptember 2020   In Esters 101 Part 1, the aromatic contribution of the main wine esters and how they are produced are briefly discussed. The formation of esters during fermentation is a dynamic process, with numerous variables...
ESTERS 101 – PART 1

ESTERS 101 – PART 1

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic WineSeptember 2020   When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc aroma, the possibilities for creating wines with different aromatic profiles are almost endless. Aroma groups such as the volatile thiols and methoxypyrazines are known to be typical to...
Top 20 finalists for 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10

Top 20 finalists for 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa is pleased to announce the top 20 contenders in the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Competition, South Africa’s only competition exclusively devoted to Sauvignon Blanc. A total of 96 producers submitted 149 wines for this year’s...
How dissolved carbon dioxide protects wine from oxygen

How dissolved carbon dioxide protects wine from oxygen

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine19 August 2020   It is widely accepted that the presence of dissolved carbon dioxide will help protect the wine from oxygen pickup (and subsequent oxidation reactions). Often, wines with higher dissolved carbon dioxide content, such as...