Breede River Valley
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The Breede River Valley is part of the Western Cape in South Africa. It is positioned at a low altitude and the region consists, of a hot but dry climate. It is the largest wine producing region in the Western Cape. The Breede River Valley offers gorgeous scenery of wildlife, mineral hot springs, and views from the cliffs of Du Toit Kloof Mountains. Pinotage is the Cape's signature grape.
The Pinotage Grape was created in 1925. It is a cross between two vinifera grapes, Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Abaraham Izak Perold created the grape to bring out the brilliant robust flavors that both Pinot Noir and Cinsault possessed, while making the grape easy to grow.
- Terroir: Diverse Meso-Climates, decomposed granite
- Climate: Hot & Dry
WINE STYLE: Pinotage is known to produce smoky, earthy flavors with hints of tropical fruits. Pinotage sourced from the Breedde River Valley produce wines that consist of cedar, plums, and dark berry notes. The wine then rounds out with a smooth, tannic structure. Enjoy these wines with a hearty stew or red meat.
See Supplier: M&M South Africa