• Grape
  • pee-no-taj

South Africa's own hearty red was created in 1925 and is a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir. Oddly enough, Pinotage is bolder than both its progenitors.

Full-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Black Cherry

  • Blackberry

  • Fig

  • Menthol

  • Roasted Meat

Taste Profile

  • Body: Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Low
  • Alcohol: Over 15% ABV


  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 1 Hour
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $20.00

Food Pairing

Try Pinotage with roasted meats and vegetables topped with flavorful sauces such as teriyaki, plum sauce, and barbecue.

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