The Cape Winemakers Guild rode into town last week, literally commanding the urban stretch between Cape Town’s Taj Hotel and the downtown Convention Centre. First-up was a tasting of this year’s Auction wines, one of those events naffly described as “tutored”, after which the Guild boys and girls hit the rain-splashed streets to the Convention Centre where the greater public descended on their wares.
…First is a bubbly, John Loubser’s CWG Silverthorn Wines Big Dog Méthode Cap Classique 2010. The blend is 60-40 Chardonnay-Pinot Noir, and through the processes of whole-bunch press, barrel-aging (for the Chardonnay component) and the 53 months on the lees, Loubser got everything right. …read article online