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South Africa Weekend: Sale and Tasting
January 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - January 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
The production of fine wines in South Africa is primarily based in the West and Southwestern Cape region where cold ocean currents moderate the intense heat of the African sun. The result is a Mediterranean climate not unlike that of Southern France. Unlike the limestone and clay marl soils of the Rhone, Provence, and Southwestern France, however, those of the Cape are characterized by a rich diversity – from decomposing granite, sandstone, and clay-marl in mountainous areas to the rich alluvial soil of river valleys. Such variety allows South African winemakers to develop vineyard sites suited to specific grape varieties — from Chardonnay and Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc to the Rhône and Bordeaux-style blends, and even single varietal Pinot Noirs.
With such a diversity of terroirs and grapes, it’s not surprising that South African wines are characterized by a range of styles, from bold, herbal Cabernets to fresh, fruity unoaked Chenin Blanc. It is with this diversity in mind that the Colonial Spirits wine team has organized a South African wine sale and tasting event this coming Saturday and Sunday. This includes a 20% discount on six or more bottles of every South African wine in the store, as well as the opportunity to try some of the region’s wine from 1:00 To 4:00 pm on Sunday.