Bellevue Estate Tumara Pinotage 2005

Pinotage from South Africa

$18.29 $16.29
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Item No. 92166
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

100% Pinotage, from the Bellevue Estate in Stellenbosch, the world's first commercial producer of Pinotage.

Vanilla, coconut, plums, and raspberries on the nose, followed by layers of ripe, complex fruit on the palate. A big, well-balanced wine with a long, clean finish.

Serve with duck, venison, Thai dishes, herb roasted chicken.

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This is a really S M O O T H wine with a very pleasant finish. Nice and complexly fruity. This is a family favorite, for sure.
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Learn About Bellevue Estate

Tumara wines are produced at the Bellevue Estate, which released the world's first commercial Pinotage in 1953. Now, the over-50-year-old vines continue to produce award-winning Pinotage for fourth-generation Proprietor/Cellar Master Dirkie Morkel. Approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Cape Town, Bellevue has been located in the Bottelary hills - the perfect place to produce...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Pinotage

Pinotage(Pee-noh-TAHJ) South Africa Creation Pinotage is all South Africa. A crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious. ...

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