About Pinotage Red Wine

About Pinotage Red Wine
Pinotage is the signature red variety of South Africa; it was developed there in 1925 as a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. The wines made from Pinotage are quite ripe, with flavors of wild cherry and blueberry and have a bit of a wild streak to them with aggressive tannins. Most are reasonable priced from $10-$15 and are thus meant for consumption within three to five years. Pair these wines with stews, duck, roast pork or tangy cheeses.

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Smate 2018  Pinotage
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Violet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark chocolate espresso beans and cherries and grilled zucchini bread with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long finish with notes of spicy cherry berry compote, pencil shavings, and honeycomb with well-integrated, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A chewy, lightly smoky and spicy pinot noir that will pair nicely with ethnic cuisine.
87 points $15 Best Buy