|South Africa makes a number of very good sparkling wines. The best are made by the methode traditionnelle which is known here as methode cap classique.|
Only a few of these wines, such as the Pongnicz, could compete with top quality Champagnes The other sparkling wines that are not made by the traditional method are also known as sparkling wine, and they can also be very tasty. Drinking temperature is 42.5-46.4°F (6-8°C).
The sweet South African wines such as Muscadel and Hanenpoot (Muscat of Alexandria) can be readily recommended.
The heavy and sultry wines that used to be have become somewhat fresher and more interesting.
|The port and sherry type wines of South Africa can withstand judgement alongside the top European originals. They miss some of the finer freshness of the true ports and sherries but compensate for this with their sunny character.|