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Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir Wine Awards

Announcing the 2020 Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir Wine Award winners

Top Five Trust and the South African Pinot Noir Association congratulate the winners of 2020 Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir Awards. The competition saw a staggering 109 entries from 64 producers with wines from the 2009 to 2020 vintages.

The best Pinot Noir wines in South Africa are ...

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Harald Bresselschmidt – Food Magician

Harald Bresselschmidt, from Aubergine and Auslese restaurants, is arguably South Africa’s foremost food and wine pairing specialist. He has that unique ability to make both the wine and the dish on your plate taste better together.

"I immediately recognised that Pinot Noir is the most food friendly red wine."

Harald also shares a recipe for a dish that he loves to serve with Pinot Noir.

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Miguel Chan on South African Pinot Noir

Miguel Chan, Group Sommelier at Tsogo Sun says: “Pinot Noir is site sensitive, as such, it prefers either a continental climate with a long, cool growing season or alternatively a cold, maritime-influence climate.”

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Pinot Noir Harvest Report - 2020

With the 2020 harvest described as one of the shortest and most intense picking seasons on record (ending rather serendipitously for most farms just prior to the national lockdown), it seems Mother Nature might have had more insight into what was in store for the rest of 2020 than anyone else.

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Pinot Noir in South Africa

South African Pinot Noir wines are admired and loved by wine connoisseurs for their ability to age, complex aromas and flavours, and tremendous food-pairing versatility.

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Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir Wine Awards