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DAY 20
WHO'S WHO
PINOTAGE
WESTERN CAPE
SOUTH AFRICA

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ABOUT WHO'S WHO

Who's Who Pinotage is a wine that embodies the mystique of the owl. This Pinotage enchants with its deep, dark hues and enigmatic flavors. Savor notes of ripe plum, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoky oak as you delve into the rich complexity of this South African gem. Whether savored under the stars or pondered over in serene reflection, allow Who's Who to lead you on a journey into the captivating realm of Pinotage.

 

ABOUT WINES OF THE WESTERN CAPE

The Western Cape wine region of South Africa is renowned as one of the world's most diverse and picturesque wine-producing areas. Situated on the southern tip of the African continent, this region enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters, ideal for grape cultivation. The Western Cape is home to a variety of terroirs, from coastal vineyards influenced by cooling ocean breezes to inland valleys and mountainous terrain, each contributing unique characteristics to the wines produced. The region is celebrated for its bold red wines, notably Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinotage, a uniquely South African varietal. It also excels in producing crisp, elegant white wines such as Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. With a rich viticultural history dating back centuries, coupled with modern winemaking techniques and sustainable practices, the Western Cape continues to innovate and produce wines of exceptional quality and diversity, firmly establishing itself as a prominent player in the global wine industry.

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

Here are five excellent food pairings for South Africa Pinotage:
 

  1. Braai (Barbecue) Meat: Pinotage pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats, such as boerewors (South African sausage), lamb chops, or steak. The wine’s smoky, earthy notes complement the charred flavors from the grill, creating a robust and satisfying combination.
     

  2. Bobotie: This traditional South African dish, featuring spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping, pairs wonderfully with Pinotage. The wine’s fruity and spicy profile complements the savory and aromatic flavors of the dish.
     

  3. Springbok or Ostrich: Pinotage’s medium to full body and dark fruit flavors make it a great match for lean game meats like springbok or ostrich, bringing out the meat’s natural flavors while adding a touch of complexity.
     

  4. Aged Gouda Cheese: The nutty, caramel-like flavors of aged Gouda cheese complement Pinotage’s rich fruitiness and subtle smokiness, offering a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.
     

  5. Chocolate Desserts: Pinotage’s dark fruit and cocoa undertones make it an excellent pairing with chocolate desserts, such as flourless chocolate cake, dark chocolate mousse, or chocolate truffles. The wine’s richness and complexity enhance the indulgent flavors of the dessert, making for a luxurious finale to a meal.

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