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<br /> SOUTH AFRICA<br /> How our unique biodiversity is<br /> reflected in the character of<br /> wines from South Africa<br /> SOUTH AFRICA<br /> How our unique biodiversity is<br /> reflected in the character of<br /> wines from South Africa<br /> THE CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM IS<br /> THE SMALLEST YET RICHEST<br /> PLANT KINGDOM ON EARTH.<br /> RECENTLY DECLARED A<br /> WORLD HERITAGE SITE, IT IS<br /> HOME TO SOME 9 600 PLANT<br /> SPECIES AND TENS OF<br /> THOUSANDS OF ANIMAL<br /> SPECIES.<br /> This biodiversity is the result of a<br /> complex terroir, which is also the<br /> fundamental influence on the<br /> unique diversity and quality of<br /> wines from the Cape's vineyards.<br /> CONTENTS<br /> page 4<br /> page 5<br /> VARIETY<br /> IS IN OUR<br /> NATURE<br /> In the South African winelands, the constant interplay between<br /> ancient geology, valley slopes, soaring mountains and coastal<br /> breezes results in an<a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=1"> SOUTH AFRICA How our unique biodiversity is re</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=2"> SOUTH AFRICA How our unique biodiversity is r</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=3"> THE CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM IS THE SMALLEST YET RICHE</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=4"> CONTENTS</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=5"> page 4</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=6"> page 5 VARIETY IS IN OUR NATURE In t</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=7"> page 6 THE CONCEPT OF TERROIR While currently to</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=8"> page 7 Natural Terroir U</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=9"> page 8 GEOLOGY Although viticulture in the Weste</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=10"> page 9 “If terroir </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=11"> page 10 TOPOGRAPHY One of the outstanding natura</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=12"> page 11</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=13"> page 12 SOIL South Africa is widely recognised a</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=14"> page 13 (a) Well-dra</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=15"> page 14 CLIMATE In South Africa, viticulture ori</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=16"> page 15 The maritime effect al</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=17"> page 16 The Effect of Sea Breezes The AR</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=18"> page 17 STELLENBOSCH WINE DISTRICT Increase in</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=19"> </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=20"> </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=21"> page 20</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=22"> page 21 WINEGROWING AREAS </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=23"> page 22 A great wine capital of the world </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=24"> page 23 CONSTANTIA Weather Station </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=25"> page 24 Educational centre of the winelands </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=26"> page 25 SIMONSBERG-STELLENBOSCH - STELLENBOSC</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=27"> page 26 Valley of the pearl rock PAARL Reg</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=28"> page 27 PAARL Weather Station Altitude Latitu</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=29"> page 28 Westwards SWARTLAND and DARLING Re</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=30"> page 29 MALMESBURY - SWARTLAND Weather Statio</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=31"> page 30 The secluded valley TULBAGH Region</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=32"> page 31 Through the KAROO Region: Klein</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=33"> page 32 THE BREEDE RIVER VALLEY and beyond Reg</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=34"> page 33 ROBERTSON Weather Station Altitude La</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=35"> page 34 New horizons OVERBERG, WALKER BAY </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=36"> page 35 ELGIN - OVERBERG Weather Station </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=37"> page 36 Along the OLIFANTS RIVER Region: </a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=38"> page 37 LUTZVILLE VALLEY Weather Station Alti</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=39"> page 38 Heading NORTH Geographical Unit: N</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=40"> page 39 LOWER ORANGE RIVER Weather Station Al</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=41"> page 40 WINEGROWING AREAS LUTZVILLE VREDENDAL</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=42"> page 41 GLOSSARY with reference to the wineg</a> <a title="Aspect 2010 e-book page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddaa8f6a?page=43"> www.wosa.co.za www.varietyisinournature.com</a>