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Franschhoek Vignerons Included In Pinotage Report

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 20 August 2020 3:45 PM CAT
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Franschhoek Vignerons Included In Pinotage Report

The results of the inaugural 2020 Prescient Pinotage Report have been released, which saw Môreson’s Widow Maker 2018 secure a spot on the Top 10 list. This wine made a big impression with the judging panel, which they described as a wine with a heady and exotic nose and notes of dark berries, lilies, incense and oak spice. The palate is rich and full – there’s plenty of dense, sweet fruit to go with smooth tannins and the finish is long and dry. 

This maiden report was convened by Winemag.co.za, and this year there were 57 entries received from 33 producers. The entries were tasted blind by a three-person panel, and the scoring was done according to the 100-point quality scale. The panel was chaired by well-known industry influencer Christian Eedes, who was joined in the judging process by Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar.

Joining Môreson, although not listed in the Top 10, but receiving excellent results were the Chamonix Greywacke Pinotage 2017 (91 points) and the Allée Bleu Black Series Old Vine 2018 (91 points). 

The following producers scored 80+ for their wines:

Allée Bleu Single 2018 (89)

Bellingham 2018 (89)

To read the report and view the full results click on this link https://winemag.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Prescient-Pinotage-Report-2020.pdf.

We’re so proud of these producers. Well deserved!

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