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1[mass noun] A variety of red wine grape grown in South Africa, produced by crossing Pinot Noir and other varieties.
- ‘More than a few wine-producing regions have a grape they like to call their own: South Africans pine for pinotage, Aussies are smitten with Shiraz; and Californians are zany for Zinfandel.’
- ‘All worthy wines, for sure, but it is in their left-field selections for the vineyard - Syrah and pinotage - that Muddy Water's proprietors have revealed their artistry.’
- ‘Another goal was to upgrade the quality of the rustic indigenous pinotage and plant more Cabernet and Merlot.’
- ‘It soon came to life bursting with all the spicy warm flavours of pinotage.’
- 1.1 Red wine made from the pinotage grape.
- ‘South Africa's great gift to the wine world is pinotage.’
- ‘Merrill added that he thought pinotage should be made a national hero while Spurrier agreed with the Australian about the high level of tannin in our Cabernet Sauvignons and some of the Shiraz.’
- ‘Cooking spag bol, drinking a pinotage while the rain splishes down outside.’
Blend of Pinot (Noir) and Hermitage, names of types of grape.
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