Today, I will be reviewing Wines of South Africa Grand tasting tour in Lagos at Four points Sheraton Oniru on the 14th of July.
This year, wines of South Africa Grand tasting tour started out in Nigeria and then Ghana. This was their 2nd year of hosting in the West African region.
The one-day event is designed to showcase quality wines from wine producers from different regions in the Cape Wineland.
The grand tasting event aims to create awareness for the South African wine category in the Nigerian market.
Some of the finest South African wines were on parade. WOSA showcased wines from the leading family owned Wine Estates in South Africa such as Accolade Wines, Cape Classics, lathitha wines, Jan harmsgat, Ridgeback wines, M’hudi wines, Libby’s pride wines, Tamasa wines, Kabb wines among others.
The Regal First lady of South Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Gloria Bongi Zuma attended the event.
l had a great experience tasting the wines. The wine producers were friendly and warm. They entertained questions making us all better informed about South African Wines.
I tasted Cape Classics wines (Jam Jar sweet white, Jam Jar sweet shiraz and Indaba merlot). I am so in love with the Jam Jar sweet white 2016. This white wine is fresh, fruity and fun. It is perfection. My best wine ever. It contains 9.5% alcohol.
I also tasted Lathitha pinotage 2013 bush wine which contains a slight hint of cocoa, raspberry, soft tannins. It was enticing . It contains 14.14% alcohol.
I also tried the Ridgeback Lion hound red 2015. It is a red blend of dark cherries, plum, and liquorice with a hint of cigar box and wood spice. It contains 14.0% alcohol. It has a savoury finish.
I also tasted the Jan Harmsgat Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. It contains 14.5% alcohol.
Finger food was served at the event.
It was a fun event and my first time tasting South African wine. I am looking forward to next year’s grand tasting. Thanks to this event I have found my favourite and staple wine.😀
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