IF THIS IS ALL TOO CON­FUS­ING, LEARN TO SHOP BY COLOUR

Gourmet (South Africa) - - HOW TO DRINK -

Whether you’re too tired to think or you’re in the boon­docks and can’t be too picky, try this: Buy Stel­len­bosch wines for red, Swart­land for white, and El­gin for rosé or Pinot Noir. It’s a gross gen­er­al­i­sa­tion, but these ar­eas are gen­er­ally cli­mat­i­cally suited to these types, so noth­ing they pro­duce will be swill. The Stel­len­bosch will likely be a Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, their most widely planted grape by far. Swart­land whites – which will prob­a­bly be an old vines Chenin or an in­ter­est­ing blend – of­fer great value. Most rosés from El­gin are light, fresh and dry, of­ten with a lovely salmon hue. Both rosé and Pinot are easy to find and ex­cel­lent with food.

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