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Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir FestivalSouth Africa’s best wines on show along with those from France, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina.

Some of the best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from around the world will be featured at the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival which takes place in Johannesburg on Thursday, May 18.

Festivalgoers will have the chance to taste more than 70 of South Africa’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs as well as these wine varietals from France, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina.

There are more than 20 new South African wines on show this year including the 5 star Platter winning Chamonix Chardonnay 2015 and Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2015. Other featured 5 star Platter wines are the Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2015, Haskell Anvil Chardonnay 2015, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2016, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016 and the Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016.

Other newcomers to what is regarded as one of the city’s best wine shows are B Vintners Black Bream Pinot Noir 2016, Broad Valley Pinot Noir 2014, Crystallum Mabalel Pinot Noir 2016, Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2015, Haskell Dombeya Chardonnay 2015, Highlands Road Pinot Noir 2012, La Brune Pinot Noir 2015, Laarman Cluster Series Chardonnay 2016, Longridge Cuvee Rika Pinot Noir 2014, Longridge Organic Chardonnay 2015, Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir 2015, The Drift There Are Still Mysteries Pinot Noir 2015, Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2015 and the Vondeling Chardonnay 2015.

New international wines on show are the French Domaine Lorenzon Champs Martin Pinot Noir 2014, Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay Reserve Speciale 2015, Gerard Bertrand Pinot Noir Reserve Speciale 2014, J. Moreau et Fils Chablis 2014, J. Moreau et Fils Pinot Noir 2014, Louis Latour Chablis 2014 and the Longavi Pinot Noir 2014 from Chile.

The show takes place at Killarney Country Club’s Crystal Room on Thursday, May 18, from 18h00. Only a limited number of tickets for this exclusive tasting are available and cost R250 per person. The price includes a tasting glass as well as light snacks chosen to complement the styles of wine being sampled.

Participation in the festival is by invitation only with organiser, Corlien Morris of Wine Menu, choosing what wines will be available for tasting to ensure that only the best are shown at the festival which has been sold-out since it first started in Gauteng five years ago.

Says Morris: “This is a targeted wine experience that focuses on the flavours and nuances of these two famous Burgundian varietals. Generally many high-end, award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are not shown at other festivals because they are often too expensive and with too small a production. People who come to The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival are generally passionate and knowledgeable about wine and are interested in these varietals. We are delighted with the fine wines that we are presenting this year.”

Wines – some of which are no longer available on the general marketplace – will be available for sale to festivalgoers at a 10 percent discount on retail prices.

Only 300 tickets will be made available for the 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival so booking is essential if you do not want to miss out on this prestigious event.  They are

available from Webtickets; from Wine Menu in the BluBird Shopping Centre, Illovo or – if still available – at the door on the night.

For tickets go to:

https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1469046128

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2017 CHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL WINES

PRODUCER VARIETAL AND VINTAGE NEW AT SHOW ACCOLADES
Altydgedacht Pinot Noir 2014    
Ataraxia Chardonnay 2016    
Ataraxia Pinot Noir 2015    
B Vintners Black Bream Pinot Noir 2016 New  
B Vintners Fireheath Chardonnay 2016 New  
B Vintners Reservoir Road Pinot Noir 2016 New  
B Vintners Strandwolf Chardonnay 2016 New  
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2012    
Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2015    
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2014    
Broad Valley Pinot Noir 2014 New  
Chamonix Chardonnay 2015 New 5 Star Platter
Chamonix Feldspar Pinot Noir 2015 New  
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2015 New 5 Star Platter
Chamonix Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 New  
Creation Chardonnay 2016    
Creation Pinot Noir 2016    
Creation Reserve Chardonnay 2016    
Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2015    
Crystallum Mabalel Pinot Noir 2016 New  
Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir 2016    
De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2016    
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2014    
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2015    
Edgebaston Pinot Noir 2013    
Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2015 New  
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2015    
Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2013    
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2014    
Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2016    
Glenelly Estate Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015    
Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Chardonnay 2016    
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2015   5 Star Platter
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2016   5 Star Platter for 2015
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016   5 Star Platter for 2015
Hartenberg Chardonnay 2015    
Hartenberg The Eleanor Chardonnay 2015    
Haskell Anvil Chardonnay 2015   5 Star Platter
Haskell Dombeya Chardonnay 2015 New  
Highlands Road Chardonnay 2015 New  
Highlands Road Pinot Noir 2012 New  
Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016   5 Star Platter for 2015
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2015    
Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay 2016    
Kloovenburg Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015    
La Brune Pinot Noir 2015 New  
Laarman Cluster Series Chardonnay 2016 New  
Longridge Cuvee Rika Pinot Noir 2014 New  
Longridge Organic Chardonnay 2015 New  
Moya’s Pinot Noir 2015    
Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2015    
Muratie Isabella Chardonnay 2016    
Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay 2015    
Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2015    
Oak Valley Chardonnay 2015    
Oak Valley Pinot Noir 2014    
Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2015    
Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir 2015    
Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir 2015 New  
Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2015    
The Drift There Are Still Mysteries Pinot Noir 2015 New  
Thelema Chardonnay 2014    
Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2015    
Thelema Sutherland Pinot Noir 2013    
Vergelegen Chardonnay 2015 New  
Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2015 New  
Vondeling Chardonnay 2015 New  
Vriesenhof Chardonnay 2015    
Vriesenhof Paradyskloof Chardonnay 2016    
Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2009    
Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2015    
Waterford Elgin Pinot Noir 2015    
Waterford Estate Chardonnay 2014    
INTERNATIONAL WINES NEW AT SHOW COUNTRY
Bouchard Pere et Fils Chardonnay La Vignee 2014   French
Domaine Lorenzon Champs Martin Pinot Noir 2014 New French
Finca Flichman Reserva Chardonnay 2012   Argentina
Framingham Pinot Noir 2012   New Zealand
Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay Reserve Speciale 2015 New French
Gerard Bertrand Pinot Noir Reserve Speciale 2014 New French
J. Moreau et Fils Chablis 2014 New French
J. Moreau et Fils Pinot Noir 2014 New French
Longavi Pinot Noir 2014 New Chile
Louis Latour Chablis 2014   French
Louis Latour Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2013   French

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