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Big Six

Earlier in South Africa Common name for the six most important grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. In the mid-1990s, they occupied only 15% of the area under vines, but almost exclusively provided the share of quality wines. Today, however, they already occupy around 50% of the area under vines.

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