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2009 La Capra Pinotage Coastal Region
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2009 La Capra Pinotage Coastal Region

Producer: La Capra
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinotage
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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

Bright medium red.  Plum, licorice and a hint of spicy oak on the nose.  Mellow and easygoing, with flavors of red berries, plum and woodsmoke.  The firm finish features broad, dusty tannins that turn a bit dry.

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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 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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