Pinotage is a red wine grape variety and is South Africa's signature variety experiencing a growth in global demand. It is a blend of Cinsault and Pinot Noir with flavours that can be described as black and red fruits laced with spice, leather and chocolate.
With increasing planting globally and fresh interest for this unique South African wine, the variety's high tannins and sugar content are being tamed with limited maceration time and long and cool fermentation periods as winemakers learn to master this vigorous vine. Food pairing: goes well with most food, roasted meats and vegetables topped with flavourful sauces such as teriyaki, plum sauce, barbecue. Spicy pepperoni pizza, braised eggplant with garlic and South African oxtail stew.