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The Pre-Election Wine Selection

Whether you are a left-wing, right-wing, liberal, minister, or you just someone looking for that perfect red wine or white wine to enjoy with your comrades; with Freedom Day upon us we saw it fit to divert from the politics a bit and celebrate South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994 with a couple of bottles of wine.

Solms-Astor Langarm 2011

Black, white or coloured, most of us know how to langarm…sort of. This red blend from Solms-Delta is the perfect wine to enjoy this Freedom day. Made from Pinotage, Touriga Nacional, Tannat, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Primitivo grapes, this red blend offers something out of the ordinary. Whether you enjoy it with Boere Musiek or Kwaito, it’s bound to bring some life to the party!

Elgin Vintners ‘The Century’ Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011

One Hundrend and two years ago South Africa’s general election was held for the 121 seats in the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa.This was the first general election, after the Union came into force on 31 May 1910. Our country surely came a long way since then and we therefore see it fit to celebrate our democracy with this fine white from Elgin Vintners. The Century Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011 is a blend of 65% sauvignon blanc and 35% semillon. What makes this wine extra special is the fact that this is the first vintage of semillon grapes harvested from within the Elgin Vintners stable. Truly delicious and sensationally seductive. A great wine to enjoy while you ponder over the past but an even better wine to cheers to a brighter future.

Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage

At a stage we all thought “Alles is verloren” but luckily we had several sport events that united our nation. How can we forget that magical moment when the Springboks won the 1995 Rugby World Cup and lets not even get started on the fun we had during the 2010 Soccer World Cup. In order to rekindle those memories we bring you something sweet that will keep you warm on those days you’re are feeling blue. EU politics forced Allesverloren to drop the “Port” and rename their fortified wine. Allesverloren Port is now sold in South Africa under the name Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage. The Fine Old Vintage is a full, rich wine with a combination of red and black berry as well as spice flavours, and a lingering finish of roasted hazelnuts and almonds.

Modjadji Noble Late Harvest 2011

Produced by a small family-owned winery, Nitida in Dubanville, the Modjadji is made from 100% Semillon grapes and produced in honour of the Rain Queen of the Balobedu people in Limpopo. This hereditary title is passed down from mother to daughter with each successive Rain Queen inheriting special powers, including the ability to control clouds and rainfall. Owner and cellarmaster, Bernhard Veller saw it fit to name their Noble Late Harvest wine after a strong and powerful woman. VIVA South Africa VIVA!



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Anel Grobler
Wine and drinks news, shaken and stirred. Editor and CIC at winetimes.co