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Pinotage is a wine grape that is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (called Hermitage in South Africa and parts of Europe, hence the portmanteau name of this grape variety). A glass of red wine Wine display at the Mt Markey Winery This article is about the beverage. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety, considered to make some of the greatest wines. ... Cinsaut or Cinsault is a red wine France. ... Hermitage grape is the name given to one of a handful of different wine grape varieties in different wine growing regions of the world. ... Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A portmanteau (plural: portmanteaux or portmanteaus) is a word that is formed by combining both sounds and meanings from two or more words. ...


Created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, a professor at Stellenbosch University, it is probably best known in that country where it makes popular fruity red wines capable of aging, as well as blush, fortified 'port' style, red sparkling and other styles. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Stellenbosch University is an internationally recognised university which is situated in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. ... A fortified wine is a wine to which additional alcohol has been added, most commonly in the form of brandy (a spirit distilled from wine). ... A glass of tawny port. ...


Pinotage has a distinctive, refreshing and very fruity flavour. Many tasters mention a banana-like taste, others have also detected bramble fruit notes. Species Hybrid origin; see text A banana is a tree-like plant (though strictly a herb) of the genus Musa in the family Musaceae, closely related to plantains. ... Bramble refers to thorny plants of the genus Rubus, in the rose family, Rosaceae. ...


Wines made from this grape can be consumed young, in order to savour its fruity flavor. Pinotage also ages well - the mellowing effect allows the wine to taste like a mature claret. Claret is the chiefly British name used in English for red wine from the Bordeaux region of France, along the valleys of the rivers Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne. ...


Pinotage is a required component in a Cape blend. Cape blend is a South African red wine made of a blend of varieties, one which must be Pinotage. ...


In the past, Pinotage was accused of having a "paint box" or "nail varnish" aroma. However, research found that these were the result of a too low fermentation temperature. In its strictest sense, fermentation (formerly called zymnosis) is the energy-yielding anaerobic metabolic breakdown of a nutrient molecule, such as glucose, without net oxidation. ...


New Zealand has the second largest planting and area is increasing in Brazil, California, Canada, Israel, Virginia, and Zimbabwe. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ...


External link

  • The Pinotage Club.
  • The Pinotage Association.
  • Pinotage Aroma Wheel.

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Pinotage Club- What is Pinotage? (1863 words)
Pinotage was bred by the late Prof A I Perold in 1924 by crossing Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, then locally known as Hermitage.
It must be assumed that the first experimental vineyard of Pinotage was established at Elsenburg, since C T de Waal, then a lecturer at Elsenburg and later considered to be one of the greatest red wine pundits ever, made the first Pinotage wine in small casks there during 1941.
Pinotage was suddenly seen in a new light in the international arena, and the few dedicated producers of Pinotage were able to provide the world with a wine of not only a novel variety, but also of premium quality.
Pinotage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
Pinotage is a wine grape that is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (called Hermitage in South Africa and parts of Europe, hence the portmanteau name of this grape variety).
Pinotage also ages well - the mellowing effect allows the wine to taste like a mature claret.
Pinotage is a required component in a Cape blend.
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