#NWTW Week 8: Pinotage from South Africa

A very happy Monday to everyone out there.  Hope you’re not too traumatised by Gewurztraminer week and you’re all back for more for week 8.  This time it’s a trip pretty much due south from here down to South Africa for our first trip there for 2014.  And how could we start with anything else other than the country’s very own, hopefully-soon-to-be-flagship red wine, Pinotage.

Pinotage is produced fairly readily by both big producers and now more and more by premium producers looking to stamp their mark on South Africa’s grape of difference.  That’s a good thing, it means there’s plenty to get hold of at your local shop.  I’ve gone for the following picks, and Ant will follow up with his own, but there’s usually more than one Pinotage on the shelf, so by all means get as many tried as possible and let us know what you think.

This week’s picks from me are…

Majestic Wine
Barista 2013 Pinotage, Western Cape
£7.49 (when you buy 2 as part of a mixed case)

Signature 2012 Pinotage, Western Cape

Kanonkop Kadette 2011 Pinotage, Stellenbosch
£7.99 (on the shelves, not on the website)

Spirited Wines
They don’t do one!  Gutted!  They asked me to pass on their apologies…

So just 3 bottles for me this week.  I might even make it to the gym the morning after!




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