“Progress on the Pinotage front has been a bit slow as I have had hail the last two Octobers. So limited quantities made - only getting about 800 kg and about 600-700 bottles. The wine at the moment shows Pinot characters, although with a bit more spice – a bit like Tempranillo.
I am the only one growing it in Queensland and did so for the uniqueness and my heritage, of course.”
“The wine has been made in the press using a commercial yeast- using it as a roto fermenter - no special tricks. As soon as I progress to a ton I will start cold soaking etc.
I still think the style at the moment is not finalised. My Pinotage retails for $35 and sells well through my cellardoor.”
See also http://www.pinotage.org/2011/12/australia-joins-pinotage-family.html