We went to a strange area in Western Cape called the wine lands. The farmers grow grapes, white ones, red ones. Wonderful, tasty, sweet grapes.Instead of selling them, they process them in order to avoid the wonderful fruits to spoil. That’s why this area is called wine lands – the land of rotten grapes. We wanted to know this strange culture a little better. We went to a winery famous for Pinotage (Maybe you remember if rotten grape, then Pinotage). We went to a wine tasting: white, reds like shiraz, cabernet, merlot, tinta barocco, blends, etc. – the usual sort of different wines, until we came to Pinotage. Our favourite, must be good.
The guy told us it has a taste of (of course rotten grapes) plus cappuccino mixed with decaf espresso mixed with an unusual Nescafe – thus must be excellent. In order to really enjoy this great experience, we had to eat a fudge, then drink some of this decaf grapes and we could experience the full flavour of this rare wine. Pinotage and meat, cheese, nothing – all ok, but with a fudge? Let’s go back to real rotten grape, preferably Pinotage, without decaf Nescafe and sweets. If you want to experience it – it is Diemersfontain Pinotage, available at Checker’s in major South African towns, also outside the wine lands.