If you want to try the famous South African Pinotage grape, Hamilton Russell’s Ashbourne estate has been attempting to soften this rather austere grape variety. They have begun to blend the Pinotage with a small percentage of Cinsault grown in a different terroir and have avoided the use of oak. The style is edging towards Beaujolais and is far more floral and open than a classic Pinotage. It won’t be to everyone’s taste but it is an interesting effort in creating something different from Pinotage.
2019 was an average vintage, better for whites in South Africa