This area at the far tip of Africa may have made its international name with the much-maligned Pinotage grape
, but it's expanding its audience to consumers at all points on the expenditure spectrum with amazing Bordeaux- and Rhone-style blends from regions as diverse as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia, among others.
Although there is a discernible and delicious aroma of both coffee and even a hint of chocolate, the flavor is completely natural, with no additives; according to Bertus, these unusual aromas come from "a combination of factors, including a specific yeast strain, specific toasting of the barrels, specific type of oak, and the Pinotage grape
SOUTH Africa's very own pinotage grape
, a blend of pinot noir and cinsault, is expressed very nicely by Tesco's Finest range.
21 In which southern hemisphere country was the Pinotage grape
South African vignerons favor shiraz, too, but often blend it with their native pinotage grape
99) is just as typically South African, with a bit more tannic bite, and as well as black fruit, the distinctive plum and banana character of the Cape's own Pinotage grape
South Africa's diverse range of roses are made from shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir and pinotage grapes
, sometimes solo, sometimes blended.