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Great vintage, says Distell, with grapes ripening at lower sugars

Apr 24th, 08:38

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April 2013
Great vintage, says Distell, with grapes ripening at lower sugars

Ongoing advances in vineyard management together with very favourable climatic conditions in the lead-up to the 2013 harvest had produced an absolutely outstanding vintage for the Cape, according to Callie van Niekerk, who heads Distell's winery operations.

Yields were as much as 8% up on last year, notwithstanding isolated pockets of wind damage that occurred in late 2012.

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