The 2020 edition of the excellent wine guide “Platter’s South African Wine Guide” was launched in November. A total of 125 wines and one brandy received the coveted 5 stars.
“Editor’s Award Winery of the Year” went to the well-known Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek. “Best newcomer of the year” was Pieter Ferreira Cap Classique. Pieter Ferreira has so far launched one wine, a Brut Chardonnay 2012 with grapes from the Robertson and Darling regions, with 5 years of ageing on the lees. But he is far from a newcomer; on the contrary, he is a true bubble specialist as he is cellar master at Graham Beck and has been for many years.
Some of our 5-star favourites in the new edition are Gabriëlskloof Elodie Chenin Blanc 2018, Gabriëlskloof Syrah on Shale 2017, Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2017, Laibach Natural Sweet 2019, Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2017, Reyneke Biodynamic Reserve Red 2017, Saronsberg Full Circle 2017. The Best Semillon award was give to Rickety Bridge The Pilgrimage 2017 made from almost 100-year-old Semillon vines.
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