Pinotage – misunderstood?


Richard Hemming kicks off a week that will see quite a number of tasting notes on some of South Africa's most exciting wines. To find out more about the Cape's own red wine grape, see the Pinotage Association.

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Most New World countries have one. Those countries that don't have one, want one, something to differentiate their country, something unique, something identifiable: California Zinfandel, Chilean Carmenère, Argentine Malbec … or South African Pinotage. As the old adage runs, be careful what you wish for.

I'm trying not to Pinotage-bash unduly here...