Pinotage is a red wine grape that is South Africa's signature variety. The grape is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (known locally as Hermitage) that was created in South Africa in the early 20th century.
Pinotage is known for producing wines with a unique character that combines Pinot Noir's elegance with Cinsault's rusticity. The wines are typically medium to full-bodied with flavors of dark fruit, earth, and spice.
Pinotage is often used to make single-varietal wines, but it is also commonly blended with other grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.