30 April 2013

WOTM - Bellevue Houdamond Pinotage 2009

My Wine of the Month for April is this beautiful full-square classic Pinotage from Bellevue Estate.I should really be keeping this as it will age perfectly but I just couldn’t resist opening it.

It’s Bellevue Estate’s ‘Morkel’ re-badged as Houdamond for Marks & Spencer.

02 April 2013

France Approves Pinotage

Pinotage is one of five 'foreign' varieties that have been approved by  L’Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV) for growing in France to produce wine. The Institute says that Pinotage
"makes deep coloured wines, powerful and fruity with aromas of blackberry and plum. Pinotage is well suited to the production of rosé wines."
The other  newly approved varieties are Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Saperavi and Touriga nacional.

Source: www.vignevin.com/recherche/materiel-vegetal/centre-de-selection/varietes-inscrites.html