A hybrid of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, Pinotage captures both the hearty qualities of Cinsault and the more delicate characteristics of Pinot Noir. In this wine, black plum and blueberry flavors shine, and pliable tannins are revealed on the finish. Pair this light- to medium-bodied red with rich poultry dishes.
Recipe PairingsShrimp-Boil Potato SaladGlazed Pork with Fresh Plums
Wellington, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern France's most famous wine region, translates to "new house of the pope" because the Papacy moved from the Vatican to the South of France in 1309. The region's most famous monument is the ruin of Pope John XXII's castle.