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2009 Ken Forrester Wines Petit Pinotage Stellenbosch
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About Ken Forrester Wines

The farm occupied by the Forrester family dates back to the 17th century, but was in a state of disrepair when Ken and his family arrived in 1993. Today, Forrester makes a rich and complex Chenin, with notes of vanilla and honey, as well as an opulent, tropical-fruity late-harvest wine.

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2009 Ken Forrester Wines Petit Pinotage Stellenbosch

Producer: Ken Forrester Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinotage
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011

Medium red-ruby.  Candied aromas of cherry, flowers and spices.  A lush, sweet fruit bomb with good length and immediate appeal, and none of the banana and burnt rubber qualities that put many tasters off pinotage, especially in this price range.

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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Pinotage

Pinotage is a recent addition to the wine world, having been created in South Africa in 1925, by Stellenbosch University Professor A.I Perold. Perold crossed the Pinot Noir and Cinsaut grapes with the aim of acquiring the best qualities of both parents: classic Pinot Noir flavors with a bountiful crop from sturdy, disease resistant vines. Initially, Pinotage failed to meet this promise, and...
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