Woodsy Pinotage – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Woodsy Pinotage


Winemakers David and Nadia Sadie in Swartland, South Africa (Courtesy of David & Nadia)

This is pinotage with a natty twang, its notes of cedar shavings, pomegranate and cherry clarified by a decant: That stink completely dissipates, leaving a delicate stunner, weaving together floral cherry-blossom scents with an old-growth woodsiness, and darker flavors toeing the line of orange citrus. This tastes like its parents, stitching together the earth of pinot noir and the pale fruit of cinsault. It feels fully realized.

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David & Nadia 2020 Swartland Topography Pinotage 

Every week, our editors highlight a wine that intrigued them in our blind panel tastings, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices; there are no paid placements. Subscribers can also access the original tasting note by searching here.

Corey Warren is the Tastings Editor in addition to covering the wines of the Loire, Southern France, Argentina and South Africa.


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