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Ullage & Spillage
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pinotage

 

A hardy and increasingly popular black grape that is South Africa's contribution to the history of vitis vinifera. It came about as a cross between pinot noir and cinsault in 1925 when it was originally known as Hermitage. Its development over the last eighty years has been important qualitatively and it has moved on from producing coarse, sweetish, acetate-smelling wines to now making rich, long lasting, deep coloured wines with a wild fruitiness and a fine affinity with judicious oak use. Depending on winemaking methods, pinotage is useful for fleshy, densely fruity wines for early drinking or more serious oaked wines for cellaring. Pinotage has not travelled beyond South Africa for international cultivation.

 

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