Timothy’s SMV triumph

■ The Lourensford Limited Release SMV, a blend of shiraz, mourvèdre and viognier, is winemaker Timothy Witbooi’s baby. “It’s an honour to be able to produce something as special as the SMV, guiding the process from grape to bottle with minimal intervention to allow the true terroir of the grapes to be expressed through an extremely versatile, layered wine,” says Timothy, pictured, of the SMV, which recently received 93 points in Tim Atkin’s South Africa 2018 special report, a silver medal in the Decanter world wine awards, and a gold medal in the Vitis Vinifera wine awards.