On a quest to find the grape best suited to South African soils, Professor Abraham Perold married Pinot Noir with Hermitage (Cinsault) in 1925 to create Pinotage. What followed was a string of fortunate coincidences: of forgotten seedlings and an unplanned rescue, decades of obscurity followed by sudden prize-winning fame. A dip into infamy only to rise once more as a grape of excellence, able to age alongside the world’s greatest wines.
95 years after the varietal’s inception, we present Grand Pinotage: a curated case of six wines featuring the past decades’ most prestigious producers, truly emblematic of South Africa’s legacy. Offering collectors the pinnacle of the variety’s expression, only 500 cases are produced per vintage, making this a rare and limited selection for those in pursuit of the iconic