MAN Vintners Pinotage 2009

Pinotage from South Africa

Item No. 106083
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST87
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This is our take on South Africa's indigenous grape variety. It's bold and juicy with red-berry fruit flavours and a touch of sweet oak spice. Pinotage goes well with a wide range of foods. It's the only wine for eel and it's the perfect complement to a steaming bowl of stew.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium red. Dark berries, plum and a whiff of wood smoke on the nose. At once silky and juicy, with good intensity to the plum and mocha flavors. Finishes broad, with a fine dusting of tannins and a hint of chocolate."
87 Points

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Style: Light & Fruity
For the price this wine was amazing. Wish I had purchased more than one bottle. Light on the palet yet heavy in flavor
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Best Pinotage I have ever had = no, Worse Pinotage I have ever had = no. Great price and mild taste = the four stars if you are looking for a Pinotage to drink now. Screw top cap is a plus in my book too.
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Style: Earthy & Spicy
Smoky with some berry. Nice oak on the finish. Not one of the best pinotages I have had, only so so
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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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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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