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Best Beverage Brings in New South African Wines

By September 27, 2022Rhode Island, Top News

Best Beverage welcomes new wines to Rhode Island from several South African regions and suppliers. Partnering with Vine Street Imports, this portfolio expansion highlights a new generation of lower-intervention, organic and natural-leaning winemakers. Storm Point wines, named for the storms that dominated nautical exploration centuries ago in the Western Cape, are made by Winemaker Mick Craven and showcase the accessibility of South African Chenin Blanc, with a palate that is bright with herbal undertones and a minerally driven finish, as well as the appealing nature and value of their red blends, which offer a vibrant freshness unique to the region. In Swartland, Jurgen Gouws’ Intellego Wines project offers Pink Moustache, a Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre light-red blend; and Kedungu Red Blend, a Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Pinotage blend with a tremendous depth of flavor and notes of fynbos, South Africa’s dusty, herbal counterpoint to the Rhône Valley’s garrigue. From the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Natasha Williams offers a dry sparkling wine under her own Lelie van Saron label. Made of 66% Clairette Blanche, 24% Vermentino and 10% Muscat d’Alexandrie, the Jade Méthode Ancestrale is bone-dry and floral with notes of white peach.


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