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Abraham & the Heretics, Pinotage, Stellenbosch, South Africa

£9.49

A versatile Pinotage which is easy drinking. Good chocolatey and dark fruit flavours which are so aligned with the Pinotage variety. Great at a BBQ or with a juicy steak. 

Once infamously described by one winemaker in the Cape as ‘The bastard son of Pinot Noir’, let’s face it, Pinotage rarely gets a good press – even within a nation that somewhat naively considers it South Africa’s ‘signature’ variety.

One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what they got.

Producer: Abraham & the Heretics

Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Grapes: Pinotage 100%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Status: Vegan