Archive for August, 2011
More than 70 wineries will be taking part in the Tops Soweto Wine Festival, together bringing more than 950 wines to the show.
Now in its seventh year, the festival is being held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on the evenings of 1-3 September.
Derived from the Xhosa word meaning ‘king’, Kumkani is one of the brands that personifies the true African heritage. This iconic wine will again be showcased at this year’s festival.
Visitors are welcome to visit our stall and taste the award winning wines
For more info on the event visit sowetowinefestival.co.za
A recent American winelover’s survey found that Cabernet Sauvignon is deemed to be the king of grape varieties.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most popular red wine grape varieties. It is the product of a crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc during the 17th century in France.
This truly global variety has a rich wine tradition within the South African wine industry. Wine has been produced at Welmoed since 1690 and Cabernet has always been one of the key cultivars cultivated in this region.
The Kumkani Cradle Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is great example of how the class and elegance of this wine variety is also produced outside of Bordeaux.
Sourced from a single hillside vineyard in the Bottelary area, the grapes are handpicked and after fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. With its dense, rich colour, fresh blackcurrant and ripe berry fruit on the nose and a palate that is layered with ripe fruit and beautifully integrated oak, this handcrafted wine makes the ideal choice for special occasions.
Rated 4-stars by Platter’s South African Wines 2011, it also offers outstanding value, available for R119/bottle at the Welmoed Cellar Door (Tel: 021 881 3870) or on at Wine.co.za for R144/bottle.
The just-released 2007 Kumkani Infiniti Brut MCC has ranked a whopping 4-stars (out of a possible 4.5) in the prestigious WINE magazine 2011 Amorim Cork Cap Classique Buying Guide!
The wines were judged (in a blind tasting by a panel of judges) in four categories namely best non-vintage best vintage Blanc de Blancs and Rosé. Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, Kumkani Infiniti 2007 has a good frothy mousse and a fine hazy bead with a toasty yeasty nose. It has a creamy entrance with a rich complex palate of nuts warm toast and medium spicy fruity candy flavours with a complex full persistent finish. Delicious served on its own, with oysters, or with a decadent breakfast Kumkani Infiniti is ideal for any occasion.
About Kumkani: Derived from the Xhosa word meaning ‘king’ Kumkani is an award-winning wine that celebrates South Africa’s rich heritage eclectic mix of people and abundance of natural resources. Thanks to the fertile soil, suitable South African climate and winemaker’s excellence, Kumkani is worshipped by wine lovers. Visit http://www.kumkani.com for more details.
Available at Cellar Door for just R79, this is a wine over-delivers for its price point – another reason for celebrating! Place your order, for delivery to your doorstep, by phoning 021 881 8062.
Women’s Day in South Africa commemorates the national march of women on ( August 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass”, special identification documents which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era.
These women showed courage in their act of defiance against laws which degraded humanity. Other women also and also made a huge contribution to help build the Rainbow nation.
Iconic South African brand , Kumkani, salutes all women who makes a difference and who helped in creating our amazing country.