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Prescient Pinotage Report 2021 is now live!


2 June 2021  -  Jacqueline Lahoud

Plenty of stylistic innovation on display...

This year’s Pinotage Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 58 entries received from 46 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

The Top 10 emerged as follows:

94
De Grendel Amandelboord 2019
Môreson The Widow Maker 2019

92
Bellevue The Reserve Collection 2017
B Vintners Liberté 201
Du Toitskloof 2018
Francois van Niekerk 2019
Windmeul Reserve 2017

91
Nederburg 2019
Simonsig Redhill 2018

90
L'Avenir Provenance 2018

“Consumers will find a spread of styles among the Top 10 from Old School to New Wave,” says Christian Eedes, panel chairman and Winemag.co.za editor. “There are some wines showing plenty of fruit power but there are others that are lighter and fresher. If there was something of stylistic deadlock when it came to Pinotage five or 10 years ago, this finally seems to have been broken with producers embracing new methods and ideas when it comes to get the best out of the variety”.  

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, visit Winemag.co.za.

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Wines are available for online purchase via boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquors alternatively a mixed six-pack of the Top 10 via Wine of The Month Club.

The De Grendel Amandelboord 2019 scored 94-points and placed Top 10 in the Prescient Pinotage Report 2021 convened by Winemag.co.za – you are invited to join us for an exclusive visit to learn more about the making of this wine on Friday 11 June 2021.

For more information and tickets (limited to 10 guests) https://winemag.co.za/wine/industry-news/book-now-for-the-prescient-pinotage-experience/