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A distinctively earthy and rustic variety, Pinotage is South Africa’s signature grape. In 1924 viticulturists crossed finicky Pinot Noir and productive, heat-tolerant Cinsault, and created, surprisingly, a variety both darker and bolder than either of its parents. Today Pinotage is a popular South African export both as a single varietal wine and in Cape blends. It is grown very minimally outside of South Africa.

Tasting Notes for Pinotage

Pinotage is a dry, red wine with an unmistakable bouquet. Common descriptors include tobacco, smoke, tar, bacon, licorice, hoisin sauce and the dark fruits of plum and blackberry. The flavors are bold, and tannins are firm but ripe—in fact, many Pinotage wines bear more resemblance to Australian Shiraz than to Pinot Noir.

Perfect Food Pairings for Pinotage

For a wine this powerful, food should be equally bold, and gets bonus points for mirroring Pinotage’s sweet and sour flavors. Classic smoky South African braai (barbecue) is the most obvious match, while grilled curry sausage, lamb biryani or richly spiced beef stew would be equally welcome.

Sommelier Secrets for Pinotage

The name “Pinotage” is a subtle portmanteau: The Pinot part is obvious, but the second half is a bit confusing. In the early 1900s, Cinsault was known in South Africa as “Hermitage”—hence Pinotage. The somewhat less appealing “Herminoir” was also considered.

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  • MAN Family Wines Pinotage 2009 Front Label
    MAN Family Wines Pinotage 2009
    Pinotage from South Africa
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        Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2009
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          Southern Right Pinotage 2009
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          Pinotage from South Africa
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        • Rhebokskloof Pinotage 2009 Front Label
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          Pinotage from Paarl, South Africa
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          • Wildekrans Pinotage 2009 Front Label
            Wildekrans Pinotage 2009
            Pinotage from Walker Bay, South Africa
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            • Stellenrust Wine Estate Corner Stone Pinotage 2009 Front Label
              Stellenrust Wine Estate Corner Stone Pinotage 2009
              Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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              • Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Pinotage 2009
                Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                • Bergsig Pinotage 2009 Front Label
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                  • Remhoogte Wine Estate Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                    Remhoogte Wine Estate Pinotage 2009
                    Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                    • Niel Joubert Wines Pinotage 2009 Front Label
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                      Pinotage from Paarl, South Africa
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                      • Rijk's Private Cellar Touch of Oak Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                        Rijk's Private Cellar Touch of Oak Pinotage 2009
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                        • Moonstone Crossing Winery John Bree Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                          Moonstone Crossing Winery John Bree Pinotage 2009
                          Pinotage from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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                          • L'Avenir Wine Estate Grand Vin Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                            L'Avenir Wine Estate Grand Vin Pinotage 2009
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                            • Bilton Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                              Bilton Pinotage 2009
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                              • Dornier Wines Pinotage 2009 Front Label
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                                • Melrose Wines Pinotage 2009 Front Label
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                                    • Stanford Hills Estate Jacksons Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                                      Stanford Hills Estate Jacksons Pinotage 2009
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                                      • Middelvlei Wines Pinotage Merlot 2009 Front Label
                                        Middelvlei Wines Pinotage Merlot 2009
                                        Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                                        • Fort Simon Estate Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                                          Fort Simon Estate Pinotage 2009
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                                            Viljoensdrift River Grandeur Pinotage 2009
                                            Pinotage from Robertson, South Africa
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                                            • Lyngrove Wines Collection Pinotage 2009 Front Label
                                              Lyngrove Wines Collection Pinotage 2009
                                              Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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