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Southern Right Pinotage 2013

Southern Right - Overberg - South Africa - Walker Bay

Professional Wine Reviews for Southern Right Pinotage 2013

Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast
This is a lovely, layered and complex Pinotage, with waves of earthy spice and brambly fruit that mingle harmoniously on the nose and palate. The mouthfeel is plush and velvety, brimming with rich wild berry, game, licorice and sweet smoke notes that linger long on the structured, evolving finish. It's decadent and delicious now, but will also hold well through 2021. (#86 Top100, 2015)
Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Pinotage had a relatively long hang time. There is clearly more intensity on the nose with... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Southern Right

Varietal: Pinotage

Pinotage was created in the early 20th century by a viticultural professor in South Africa. It was made by crossing the fine Pinot Noir and Cinsaut grape varietals, to produce a grape which was hardy enough to survive and flourish in the South African climate, and which produced wines of excellent flavor and a deep red color The Pinotage grape is renowned for its versatility, and is regularly used to produce fortified and sparkling wines, as well as the more usual still red wines which are easily identified by their smoky flavor, and notes of dark bramble berries and earthy characteristics. Occasionally, Pinotage grapes will hold some tropical fruit flavors, which make them ideal for drinking with a range of different foods. Whilst Pinotage is most readily associated with South Africa, it has also been successfully cultivated in many other parts of the world.

Country: South Africa

Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.