Friday, August 26, 2011

“Wine is bottled poetry.” Robert Louis Stevenson

We have received the list of wines that will be tasted during the seminars at this year's revolution. Exciting times, as we count down to 11.11.11 The Day of The Revolution. Today it is only 77 days away!

So, without further ado I give you, (most of) the wines you will taste at the 2011 Swartland Revolution:

Saturday morning tastings,
Mullineux Magic:
>Mullineux Schist Chenin Blanc
>Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc
>Mullineux Viognier
>Mullineux Clairette blanche
>Mullineux White Blend
>Mullineux Granite Syrah
>Benchmark Granite Syrah
>Mullineux Schist Syrah
>Benchmark Schist Syrah

Expert Opinion:
Jamie's favourites:
>Le Soula Blanc (Cotes de Fenouillèdes, Roussillon)
>Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet Syrah (Northern Rhone)
>Adriana Occhipitini Frappato (Sicily)

Michael's favourites:
>2005 Chateau Beaucastel, chateauneuf du Pape
2007 Domaine Mathieu, Cuvee Marquis Vignes Centenaires, Chateauneuf du Pape
>2008 Domaine Gayda, Chemin de Moscou, Brugairolles

Jorg's favourites:
>Matassa Blanc (CĂ´tes Catalanes, Roussillon)
>Terroir al Limit L'Arbossar (Priorat)
>Niepoort Batuta (Douro)

The wines from Olivier Clape will be revealed a bit later.

A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover. - Clifton Paul Fadiman

Friday, August 12, 2011

The West Coast is the Best Coast...

The Wine Detective's Sarah Ahmed visits the Swartland and starts planning her return for November to be a part of the 2nd Revolution.

She chats to Eben and Adi and rates a few of their wine.

"Made in minsicule amounts, in June I had the good fortune to taste two wines from this super-limited edition range, another Chenin-based white blend and a single vineyard Chenin (pictured). At the other end of the price spectrum, my favourite white from Sadie’s fellow Swartland revolutionary Adi Badenhorst is his entry level Secateurs White, a straight Chenin which I actually prefer to his top wine, a white blend."