07 December 2006

Horton to release Varietal Pinotage

Horton VineyardsHorton Vineyards, in Orange County, Virginia, will be releasing their first varietal Pinotage in February 2007.

Up to now it has played its part in their blends. Neil Glaser of Horton told me "It has become one of our favorite grapes in the vineyard, producing some world class fruit... hey, the wine is not bad either."

Neil says "We planted our first Pinotage grapes in 1998... we have been using it as a blend grape in our Syrah... the 2002 Syrah has 17% Pinotage... we will continue to blend these grapes while making a varietal wine out of Pinotage. The release in February will be a 2005."

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