Several years ago I tried my first pinotage, which was some cheap bottle I picked up on a whim. It was horrible and for years after that I avoided pinotage. I supposed I rushed to judgement — it wasn’t pinotage that was bad, it was just that wine.
I got it wrong back then. Way wrong. I not only banished pinotage from my wine selections, but I avoided South African wines altogether. I have no idea why I cast such a wide net with my judgement. I guess I was young and I’m a pretty judgmental kind of guy.
But I’ve seen the light now. I have become a fan of South African wines and a fan of pinotage. And since I was already a fan of rosé, this Pinotage Rosé from Kanonkop had me intrigued — and it didn’t disappoint.
Orange blossom, black pepper, lime and mineral aromatics give this wine a fascinating nose. On the palate it offers lime, cranberry and light raspberry flavors. The acidity is good. It finishes with cranberry, black pepper and mineral notes. This is what a rosé should be.
It’s a tasty wine and at $13 it’s a great value! Also check out the Kanonkop Kadette Red Blend.
Wine: Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.