21 June 2017

Bellingham Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage makes the Top 10 Pinotage in South Africa List

The Pinotage grape variety is almost exclusively tied to its roots in South Africa and was once the 2nd most widely planted grape in South Africa next to Chenin. This New World wine was first created by a professor named Abraham Izak Perold at Stellenbosch University in 1925 as a cross between the more delicate Pinot noir grape which is hard to grow in hot South African soil and Cinsault (called Hermitage at the time) which grows more vigorously. And thus Pinotage the lovechild of these two varieties was born.

Celebrity sommelier Higgo Jacobs has his eye on the pulse on which wines to watch out for and he’s given us some insider tips on which Pinotages to try out before they sell out.

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