South Africa Spreads its Wings
Syrah and Chenin Blanc emerge as serious quality contenders
With Pinotage all but scuttled as the country's signature grape, South Africa's quality-oriented producers are zeroing in on a few varietals as potential leaders. Syrah has quickly blossomed as the top red varietal, and Cabernet Sauvignon is also in the mix.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2005.