Ever wondered how we make the unique Deetlefs WHITE Pinotage Methodé Cap Classique?
The Pinotage grape is a proudly South African cultivar which was discovered in 1952 by Abraham Izak Perold. Perold was attempting to combine the best qualities of the robust Hermitage with Pinot noir, a grape that makes great wine but can be difficult to grow.
Deetlefs Wine Estate offer one of the most unique Pinotage selections in the world:
- Red wine: Deetlefs Stonecross Pinotage & Deetlefs Estate Pinotage
- Pinotage Rosé: Stonecross Pinotage Rosé
In order to create the perfect Brut Pinotage Rosé (Full tasting note , only 1 hour skin contact was used.
- White Pinotage: Deetlefs White Pinotage Methodé Cap Classique
In order to create a WHITE Pinotage Methodé Cap Classique from a RED grape, whole bunch pressing prevents the white juice from the Pinotage grape obtaining colour from the red skin.
Some of the 2019 International GOLD wine awards include:
Tim Atkin 91 points: Deetlefs Pinotage 2016
China Wine & Spirits Awards: Deetlefs Pinotage 2016
Gold Wine Awards: Stonecross Pinotage 2017 & Stonecross Pinotage Rosé 2019
“Pinotage has the heart of a lion and the tongue of a woman; after drinking a certain quantity you can talk forever and fight like the devil!” – Anonymous
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