Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I had a farm in Africa

Being the eager winos that we are, we jumped right on July's assignment. The liquor store we went to didn't have a huge selection, but this bottle's label was cool, and the price was right ($8.99!) so we went with this - a Cabernet Pinotage from Sebeka Wines.

The pinotage originated in 1925 as a cross between the Pinot Noir and Cinsault. South Africa seems to provide the ideal enviroment for growing this type of grape and most Pinotage/Pinotage wines are from this area. According to the website, it produces complex and fruity wines with age but that are also very approachable and enjoyable without long aging.

D and I both enjoyed this wine. It had a berry flavor without being too Bartles and James'y. Heavier than a traditional Pinot Noir (one of our faves!) but still a good choice with the french bread and cheese we paired it with.

Definitely one we'd try again - especially at that price!


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I LOVE Pinotages.

I just bought mine. I can't wait to try it.

Mrs Big Dubya said...

I like the label too..... sad, I buy wines w/ cool labels.

Will keep my eyes peeled for that one!