South Africa scrutinised


Richard enthuses about his recent trip to South Africa while considering the difficult context in which wine producers have to work. See also his tasting notes on top reds and top whites

Look closely and you can see the thinnest sliver of moon rising above the mountains as the lights of Cape Town twinkle below. Even after dark, this is a breathtaking place, a wine region treasured for its natural beauty and unique biodiversity – and its superb wine, of course. 

In recent years, South African wine has been setting trends around the world (see South Africa at a...