The Penthouse and QVSelect invites you to an exclusive and unique wine tasting on Sunday 27 May 2018.
Two famous wine producers from South Africa, Rijk’s Private Cellar and Bouchard Finlayson are personally present to explain their wines to you. Tiger Dorrington, son of the owner and assistant winemaker at Rijk’s Private Cellar and Lia Poveda, Global Ambassador and assistant winemaker of Bouchard Finlayson. Both will also give a master class to get a full one on one experience.
Both belong to the top producers of South Africa. This is apparent, for example, looking at the South African Wine Index (Sawi). Sawi independently determines the quality of wines by a unique ‘Algorithm of Excellence’ where the performance of individual wines can be measured over several vintages, and compares and groups the results of more than 100 multinational competitions, reviews a and any additional awards given to a wine, translated into a value from 1 to 100.
In this index, the wines of both producers have multiple scores of 100 points for their wines and they are both the highest scoring red wine producers in South Africa.
Bouchard Finlayson specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Winemaker Peter Finlayson was named Best Winemaker in South Africa in 2010 and 2011. Rijk’s Private Cellar from Tulbagh mainly produces Chenin Blanc and Pinotage and winemaker Pierre Wahl is also known as the king of these two typical South African grapes. Pierre, voted the Best Winemaker in 2016, has also ensured that his Chenin Blanc is the only one who is allowed to recieve the status ‘Super Chenin’ after winning three times the title ‘Best Chenin Blanc in South Africa’. Both producers also receive 5 stars each year in the South African wine guide Platter.
QVSelect is part of a wine importer who has been supplying wines to restaurants for more than 50 years, including most Michelin star restaurants in Holland. A selection of more than 30 wines from the best producers from their portfolio that are highly valued nationally and internationally will be opened to taste. You can also order these winesand recieve a 10% discount on the day.
The Penthouse will serve 5 delicious dishes during the tasting.