Celebrated by the wine world, awarded by wine connoisseurs, imported from South Africa for you by Vinello.co.uk. Discover enchanting Pinotage red wine - fruity, dense, velvety. Order a sunny drop of Pinotage online at Vinello.co.uk and taste intense character from the southern hemisphere. Pinotage - when it may be something different.
Cape of good red wine taste
The body of the Pinotage red wine shines in a deep and impenetrable red, in which reflections of a fruity and round structure emerge. The intense bouquet harmonizes red and dark forest fruits, plums, banana, cherry and pomegranate. If the Pinotage is matured in barrique barrels, aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, mocha and spices join the soft and velvety structure. The high sugar content of the grape variety results in the high alcohol value of about 14% vol. Pinotage is well balanced with noticeably strong tannins, full body and aromatic bouquet. The dark red Pinotage is mostly vinified single varietal, however Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are considered amicable cuvée partners.
Pinotage wine - from Stellenbosch to the world
Pinotage is an autochthonous grape variety from the Republic of South Africa, nowhere else does the grape grow and thrive so extensively. No wonder - Pinotage is made for the rather complicated conditions of the wine-growing nation. And it was. In 1924 by Professor Abraham Isak Perold at the University of Stellenbosch. From a cross between the sweet and berry Pinot Noir grape, also known as Pinot Noir, and the resistant and fruity Cinsault grape variety, a European grape was created, with all the characteristics for successful cultivation in South Africa's hot and dry climate. The name Pinotage is a combination of Pinot and Hermitage, the South African name for the Cinsault grape variety. Perfectly adapted to the terroir, the red wines and rosé wines from the Pinotage grape are very productive and easy to grow. In part, so simple that quantity reduction is necessary to achieve high quality. Attempts to cultivate the grape variety in other countries have rarely been crowned with success. Apart from small populations in New Zealand, Brazil and California, numerous attempts worldwide failed. Pinotage is wine from South Africa and South Africa loves Pinotage.
Our Pinotage wine recommendation
- Redhill Pinotage Reserve - Simonsig
Pure varietal, intense, complex. The dark red colour of the body hides complex aromas reminiscent of blackberry, maraschino cherry, plum, and hints of cinnamon and vanilla bean. With a pronounced spiciness and a lush taste sensation, the Redhill Pinotage Reserve from Simonsig Winery will impress with hearty spicy dishes and spicy grilled meats.
In the value-priced wine package comes the Pinotage from Zonnebloem, directly from the cradle of the worldwide popular South African grape variety. From the exquisite vineyards around Stellenbosch grow the precocious grapes for this ruby red and elegant red wine. A multi-layered bouquet of cherries, dark fruits and chocolate unites in the wooden barrel, to a balanced, varietal experience. The Pinotage in the inexpensive wine package of 6, for the price of 5 bottles.
Interesting facts about the Pinotage grape variety
What is Pinotage?
Pinotage is an autochthonous grape variety from South Africa. The grape is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault and was bred by Professor Abraham Isak Perold in Stellenbosch. From Pinotage, mainly varietal red wines are vinified. Rosé wines and cuvees are also made from this grape. The wines are characterized by an intense aroma and fruity character.
How to drink Pinotage wine?
At 16°C, Pinotage has reached its ideal drinking temperature. A rosé made from the Pinotage grape, on the other hand, should be served at around 8-10°C.
How should Pinotage wines be stored?
Depending on the ageing, Pinotage can be stored for up to 10 years. It should be stored in a dark, cool, constant-temperature place.
How long does an open bottle of Pinotage last?
An opened bottle of Pinotage red wine should be resealed with the cork and stored in the refrigerator. This will give it a shelf life of up to 7 days, depending on the contents of the opened bottle. The fuller the bottle, the longer the wine will keep.
What goes well with Pinotage wine?
The deep red and intense Pinotage harmonizes with dark meat and game dishes.
Buy Pinotage online at Vinello
Try the South African red wine and discover a world-class wine. The successful cultivation convinces wine lovers from the Cape to Pole and now also comes, safely and reliably, to your home. Buy your Pinotage at Vinello.co.uk and benefit from our Vinello quality guarantee: insured shipping wherever you want, fair checkout and hassle-free returns in case of cork taint or faulty wine. We at Vinello.de deliver taste directly to you, that is our mission, that is your added value. Vinello.co.uk, your wine mail order company for exquisite Pinotage wine and worldwide taste experience.