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South Africa Spreads its Wings

Syrah and Chenin Blanc emerge as serious quality contenders
James Molesworth
Issue: May 15, 2005

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.

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