Makulu Iswithi Pinotage Wine was recommended by one of my readers. Try as I might I was unable to locate this wine, but I did learn a bit about it. I never want to discourage a reader’s recommendation, so I thought I would give you what I found out about this wine. This wine is a rather sweet wine and a favorite among the people in South Africans. It’s quite inexpensive, and all the reviews I’ve read rave about its qualities.
Makulu Iswithi Pinotage Wine is produced by the Prestige Wine Group. The wine is of the Pinotage grape varietal, which is grown in the Paarl Ward wine region around the Hawekwa mountain range in the Western Cape of South Africa. The area has been identified as an ideal region for growing wine grapes with coastal influences allowing for a moderate climate.
The Paarl region is considered the heart of the South African wine industry. The area is primarily known for it fortified wine (wine with added alcohol).
South Africa although considered new to the wine culture has a rich history of wine making dating back 350 years when the first grapes were pressed in 1659. South Africa’s wine industry is now the 7th largest producer of wine in the world. The Chenin Blanc grape varietal is now what they are best known for.
This is what the winemaker has to say about this wine:
“Makulu Iswithi Pinotage is a semi sweet wine that is deep purple in color with a harmonic bouquet of red berries, ripe bananas and hints of spicy vanilla. It pairs well with rich meat dishes, venison, roasts, game, matured cheese or as an aperitif.”
Although I can’t say much about it myself, I can say that it isn’t easy to find, at least for me. When I do locate this wine and give it a try, I will certainly come back and give you an update.
You can find this wine online at amazon.com, occasionally at totalwine.com, wineaccess.com, southernwines.com and www.cape-ardor.com.
So here is my question for you. Have you had this wine and what are your thoughts if you have? I would love to hear your opinion.
PS: What are some of your favorite wines? I would love to hear and showcase your suggestions.
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