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pinotage, noun

Forms:
Also with initial capital.
Origin:
Blend formed on the words Pinot Noir and Hermitage.
1. A locally-developed red grape cultivar, a cross between the Pinot Noir and Cinsaut varieties. See also Hermitage.
1964 L.G. Green Old Men Say 142Remember the name Pinotage if you want some of the best red wine the Cape can offer. About twenty years ago Professor C. J. Theron and the late Dr. A. I. Perold..crossed the Hermitage and Pinot Noir grapes to produce a new type..the Pinotage strain...Up to then, all the Cape wine grapes had been grown from imported stock. Pinotage is a Cape product, designed as it were for the soil and climate.
1982 S. Afr. Panorama Jan. 22A decided exception is the Pinotage, a cross between the Pinot Noir of Burgundy and the Hermitage, the local name for the Cinsault of the Rhone valley.
2. Red wine made from this cultivar. Also attributive. See also Cape wine.
1964 [see sense 1].
1992 P. Devereux in Sunday Times 29 Mar. (Mag. Sect.) 6When properly aged for such a period (bottles lying on their sides in a cool dark place) Pinotage mellows to a velvety smoothness and great depth of ripe-grape flavour. Its aftertaste can seem never-ending. It can be one of the great wine experiences, yet Pinotage is often quite inexpensive to buy.
A locally-developed red grape cultivar, a cross between the Pinot Noir and Cinsaut varieties.
Red wine made from this cultivar. Also attributive.

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