South Africa is becoming in recent years one of the emerging producers in the wine market, with a remarkable growth that has allowed it to conquer the palates of many consumers throughout the world, competing with the most traditional producers.
The climate of the South African wine regions is very close to the Mediterranean climate, a factor that allows the production of wines of comparable quality to the best, especially given the momentum that has lately taken the wine industry in this country, which has led to a substantial increase in sales.
In this sense it has recently expressed one of the major South African wine producers, Kleine Zalze, which owner and managing director Kobus Basson said to the website Drinks International that “South Africa generally speaking is at quite an exciting stage right now. We have a lot of positives at the moment and there is no ceiling in terms of quality”.
The representative of the South African wine company also remarked that the last harvest has been excellent and, although the production volume of grape could lower, its quality will not be compromised.
As for his outlook for the coming years, Basson said: “There are always challenges, and in South Africa we have ours. The main thing for our country is to move forward in terms of price in order to move solidly upwards to the upper segment of the market”.
The firm is present in 25 markets, with a strong growth in several of them, and relies on a gradual and slow, smooth progress, since “we can't have the sales volumes of the majority, so it is about improving quality for us”.
Surely in the next few years we will see many more South African wines in our stores, so at Uvinum we will follow them carefully.
Arabella Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: a red wine from the Robertson DO made with cabernet sauvignon of 2013 and 13º of alcohol strength.
Diemersfontein Pinotage 2012: a red wine Paarl which blend contains pinotage of 2012 and has a volume of alcohol of 14º.