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South African Pinotage: discover the native grape variety

There are some outstanding wines from Tulbagh available to buy online at valleygrapes from South Africa's native grape variety , Pinotage .

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Manley Pinotage 2020

Manley

€14,90

Unit price
€19,87per l

Lemberg Cape Blend 2020

Lemberg
5.0 (1)

€11,90

Unit price
€15,87per l

Swanepoel Pinotage 2021

Swanepoel
5.0 (1)

€18,90

Unit price
€25,20per l

Blue Crane Full Flight Blend 2021

Blue Crane

€16,90

Unit price
€22,53per l

Swanepoel White Pinotage 2022

Swanepoel

€21,90

Unit price
€29,20per l

Blue Crane Pinotage 2020

Blue Crane

€16,90

Unit price
€22,53per l

Lemberg Pinotage 2020

Lemberg

€11,90

Unit price
€15,87per l

Pinotage: South Africa's pride in the world of wine

Pinotage, a native grape variety of South Africa, is a fascinating and unique discovery for wine lovers around the world. With its rich history, distinctive sensory characteristics and strong connection to South Africa's terroir, it has earned a permanent place in the wine world. Pinotage has become a symbol of the South African wine industry and has established itself as one of the country's leading red grape varieties. The grape has gained not only national but also international recognition and represents the unique diversity and quality of South African wines.

Origin and history

The Pinotage grape variety was first bred in South Africa in the 1920s when Abraham Izak Perold successfully crossed Pinot Noir and Cinsaut (then known as Hermitage). The result was a unique grape that revolutionized the world of wine and became a symbol of South Africa's wine industry.

Cultivation and terroir

Pinotage grows best in the various wine-growing regions of South Africa, including Stellenbosch, Swartland and Wellington. The unique terroir of these regions, characterized by cool sea breezes, warm days and gravelly soils, gives the wine its characteristic aromas and structures.

Growing locations

Although Pinotage is primarily grown in South Africa, the grape variety is also gaining popularity in other parts of the world. Smaller acreages can be found in countries such as New Zealand, the USA and Australia, where winemakers try to capture the unique character of Pinotage in their wines.

Sensory characteristics

A glass of Pinotage reveals a wealth of flavors ranging from dark berries and plums to spicy notes of cloves and tobacco. Winemaking methods can influence sensory characteristics, with some wines having a stronger structure and others having a softer, fruity note.

Food pairing

Pinotage's versatile flavors and balanced acidity make it an ideal companion for a variety of dishes. From grilled meats to spicy stews to aged cheeses, this wine adds an extra dimension to every dish and ensures unforgettable taste experiences.

Conclusion

Pinotage, a unique and fascinating grape variety, is rightly a pride of South Africa in the world of wine. Their rich history, unique sensory characteristics and strong connection to terroir make them an indispensable part of the South African wine landscape and a delight for wine lovers everywhere.

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