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Three shades of Pinotage

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:

In order to create the perfect Brut Pinotage Rosé (Full tasting note , only 1 hour skin contact was used.

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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