Pinotage

The darling of South Africa, red Pinotage is the offspring of a twentieth-century crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault (called Hermitage in SA). It is often quite strong flavoured with a noticeable hint of tar and black fruit which can become smoky and ‘bonfire-ish’. In recent years the vine clones used, and later picking have improved the finesse of Pinotage dramatically, and there are many excellent wines which remind you of a full-throttle Syrah from the Northern Rhône.

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  1. Freedom Cross Pinotage, Coastal Region
    Freedom Cross Pinotage, Western Cape 2017
    Pinotage 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    The product of a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, Pinotage is South Africa's unique grape. This...
    £7.60 per bottle
  2. Doran Vineyards Pinotage
    Doran Vineyards Pinotage, Voor Paardeberg 2015
    Pinotage 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    An elegant, concentrated Pinotage with good ripe fruit and plenty of raspberry...
    £12.50 per bottle
  3. River Grandeur Pinotage
    River Grandeur Pinotage, Viljoensdrift, Robertson 2015
    Pinotage 15.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Good, chocolaty Pinotage, clean, easy and with attractive freshness on the...
    £13.80 per bottle

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