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South African Wines Old World/New

South African wines smell of ripe, silky fruit with earthy flavors and finishes. Because of the South African warm climate, the red grapes are very ripe and produce full, high alcohol wines. Wines from the Western Cape are blessed with the cool ocean breezes that help the wine retain the bright acidity and help to keep them light and fresh.

Grapes were first planted in South Africa in 1655 and the wine producing area is three times that of the state of California. Whereas, wine production is centered around Cape Town, the major vineyards and production centers are Constantia, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester. South Africa produces over 264 million US gallons of wine per year, with 60% of the wine being exported because of its' exceptional quality and standards. This makes South Africa among the top ten wine producing countries in the world.

When you think of great wines begin to think of South African wines. Sankofa Global Trading and La RicMal have agreed to bring wines from the House of La RicMal located in the famous Darling wine region produced from bush vine to the United States.

The Green Family originally from KwaZulu-Natal, have been in the business for over 35 years.

Malcolm and Ricardo Green, is a father and son team, known for their commitment to producing wine in the region and are the driving force behind La RicMal. A powerful yet unpretentious combination of business experience and sound acumen, La RicMal offers its finest wine brands La RicMal Supréme and Lerato, sourced from carefully manicured vineyards and overseen by well experienced grape farmers. Passionate wine makers use only the highest quality grapes to handcraft La RicMal’s exceptional superior quality wines producing outstanding tantalizing flavors and aromatic aromas.

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