food and drink 19.9.2013 03:44 pm

Wines of the Day: Fantastic Value Pinotage

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

As South African as sunshine, Pinotage is best understood by locals. What better way to understand it than to crack open a bottle or two, especially at such good value. All wines are R 45.00 or less

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2012 Welmoed Pinotage

 

welmoed pinotage_1_0x319Tasting Notes

Mid maroon. Plush raspberry red berry aromas, showy and rich, lacking detail but with fine fruit friendly grippy tannins.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Beef

– Venison

Welmoed Pinotage

 

2012 Allée Bleue Starlette Pinotage

 

Allee Bleue 2009 Pinotage_1_0x319Tasting Notes

Deep crimson. Concentrated raspberry aromas, spicy faintly herbal varnishy whiffs big, dense tannins and slightly hot youthful and still evolving persistent finish.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Lamb

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

– Venison

Allée Bleue Starlette Pinotage

 

2011 Checkers Odd Bins 700 Pinotage

 

OddBins_700_Pinotage_2011_0x319Tasting Notes

Deep maroon. Plush red fruit aromas, plum raspberry whiffs, delicately spicy on the palate, tannins evident but not intrusive, finely managed and persistent

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Dazzle a Date

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Potjie/Casserole

– Beef

Checkers Odd Bins 700 Pinotage

 

Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

 

 

 

 

 

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