About This Wine
Jose Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh had a plan.
Avid wine drinkers all, they wanted to make wine that they’d love to buy — in other words, quality wine at an affordable price. Only two problems: 1. how to explain and justify the use of so much weekend time to their wives, and 2. what to call their wine.
They came up with a single solution that addressed both challenges. They would name their wine after their wives. Taking the first initial of each — M for Marie, A for Anette and N for Nicky — they came up with MAN Vintners. And they told their wives, “It’s for you!” The wives, of course, didn’t fall for it... but they did “allow” it.
The 2010 MAN Pinotage is crafted in a modern style that shows off the variety’s best Pinot Noir-like qualities. It’s a delicate, pretty wine that stands up well to spicy curries.
The result of a cross between the Pinot Noir and Cinsault varieties, Pinotage was created in South Africa in 1925, by Stellenbosch University Professor A.I. Peroldt.
- Grape Composition:85% Pinotage, 13% Shiraz and 2% Viognier
- Grape Source:South Africa’s Coastal Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Berries, Cranberry, Cinnamon Spice and Toasted Marshmallows
- Aging Vessels:80% Stainless Steel Tanks and 20% American Oak Barrels for 6 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionspicy curries, pizza, or venison.