Forrester: Rhône varieties are the future for South Africa

Monday, 8 October, 2012
Lucy Shaw, thedrinksbusiness.com
Chenin Blanc pioneer Ken Forrester has spoken out about South Africa’s obsession with Bordeaux blends, believing the country’s future lies with Rhône varieties.
“We’re so obsessed with Bordeaux blends in South Africa, but Rhône varieties is where we should be headed,” Forrester told the drinks business at Cape Wine 2012 in Cape Town last week. 

“We have the ideal climate for them, with our coastal setting, long dry summers and the influence of the Mistral. If you look at the things that thrive where we are, like lavender and tomatoes, it’s the same as the Mediterranean. 

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