The SA Wine Index has, for many years, supported the notion that South African terroir is both a legitimate concept and significant in the production of consistently noteworthy South African wines.

While some will pooh-pooh the very notion of terroir, we were pleased to see that James Lawrence, writing recently on Wine-Searcher.com, doesn’t. His article headline is rather wishful, but we hope it’s prophetic, nonetheless.

The SA Wine Index results make interesting reading for those into terroir. It’s the underlying performance of certain wine styles and cultivars in certain regions that will get the aficionados reaching for their notebooks.


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