Drinking and Pairing Pinotage with Food

Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, and was developed in South Africa where it is almost exclusively grown. The wine displays black fruit, herbal notes, and what some describe as a rather intense "burnt rubber" quality. Pinotage has a tendency to over-crop, so seek out examples from top producers.

Pair Pinotage with grilled and smoked foods, red meat or game, and earthy ingredients such as grilled portabellas or wild mushrooms.

Pinotage is:

Pinotage related News & Blog:

  • A Varietal
  • Closely related to Pinot Noir wines.

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Pinotage pairs well with:

Game Meats

Bitter Veggies

African cuisine

Foods cooked via Braise/Soup/Stew

Fatty dishes