Ask Sid: What grapes are Pinotage?

July 31st, 2019
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Question: What grapes are Pinotage?

Answer: Pinotage is a grape variety all to itself tending towards producing a wine in a more rustic earthy distinctive style. It was developed in 1925 by a South African chemist Professor Abraham Izak Perold by crossing Pinot Noir & Cinsaut (often called Hermitage at the time – hence the name). This grape is still mainly used in South Africa either by itself or increasingly as part of so called “Cape Blends” made more interesting by being blended with other grapes. Try some.


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July 31st, 2019

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