Pinotage – South Africa’s National Grape
The Pinotage grape is the result of a cross between Cinsaut and Pinot Noir, performed by Professor Abraham Isak Perold at the beginning of the twentieth century. The former holder of the chair for viniculture at the University Stellenbosch wanted to create a grape that combines the robustness of Cinsaut with the taste of Pinot Noir. He succeeded in doing that as Pinotage is a strong grape with a good yield and is considered to be a flexible cuvee partner. Although Pinotage wine is mainly represented in South Africa, winemakers in New Zealand, the USA or Zimbabwe like cultivating this grape. Its name is a mixture of Pinot Noir and Hermitage, which is a common name for Cinsaut in South Africa.
Pinotage – South Africa United into one Grape
Pinotage combines the fruity spicy taste of Cinsaut with the sweet, berry Pinot Noir aromas into a full, berry and expressive red wine. The light up to rich red wines appear with a light up to dark cherry red in the glass and give off the fruity berry aromas of mulberry, raspberry or redcurrant. Nuances of plums, cloves, cinnamon or bananas can also occur. Pinotage from South Africa has a moderate acidity and features an enormous development potential. Pinotage wine tastes especially well in combination with wild duck, deer, pike or roast beef.
Ordering Pinotage from South Africa Online
Wine friends can choose a Pinotage from South Africa from our great range in our online shop at Taste South Africa and order it easily and safely to their home. With its unique style, the Pinotage wine is appreciated worldwide and can sweeten every occasion with its high sugar content. Order now and enjoy Pinotage from South Africa very soon.