Pinotage is one of the few unique red wine grapes that are produced as a signature variety on the vineyards of South Africa and it is one internationally. Historically, the variety was introduced in the 20th century in 1925 through a cross between two popular wine grape variety Pinot Noir and Cinsault otherwise known as Hermitage. Pinotage soon became popular throughout South Africa and internationally. Because of its flexible and adaptable nature, it also gained popularity among several non-African regions like Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Germany, Israel, and even the US.
It is common to find purple fruits and black fruits in Pinotage, but occasionally you’ll taste amazing red fruit flavors such as raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, and red licorice. Our selection includes Pinotages with a distinct taste of coffee, chocolate, plums and ripe black cherries on the nose and palate, these unique Pinotages like African Java Pinotage are versatile and velvety smooth. Ideal with grilled meats, wild game dishes, and chocolate desserts Barista Pinotage is an exceptional product from Robertson Winery. Another one of our famous coffee Pinotages is the Red Chair from Rooiberg Winery.
We also stock a couple of the well known South African Pinotage, that are fuller in body, complex, and quite structured such as the Rooiberg Reserve Pinotage, Le Roux, and Fourie Pinotage, Jan Harmsgat Pinotage, Vijoesdrift Pinotage.
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