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pinotage

Line breaks: pino|tage
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪnə(ʊ)tɑːʒ
 
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Definition of pinotage in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A variety of red wine grape grown in South Africa, produced by crossing Pinot Noir and other varieties.
Example sentences
  • Another goal was to upgrade the quality of the rustic indigenous pinotage and plant more Cabernet and Merlot.
  • All worthy wines, for sure, but it is in their left-field selections for the vineyard - Syrah and pinotage - that Muddy Water's proprietors have revealed their artistry.
  • More than a few wine-producing regions have a grape they like to call their own: South Africans pine for pinotage, Aussies are smitten with Shiraz; and Californians are zany for Zinfandel.
1.1Red wine made from the pinotage grape.
Example sentences
  • South Africa's great gift to the wine world is pinotage.
  • Cooking spag bol, drinking a pinotage while the rain splishes down outside.
  • Merrill added that he thought pinotage should be made a national hero while Spurrier agreed with the Australian about the high level of tannin in our Cabernet Sauvignons and some of the Shiraz.

Origin

blend of Pinot (Noir) and Hermitage, names of types of grape.

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