1925. In South Africa Professor Perold is crossing grape varieties, striving for the perfect wine. Did he succeed? The quest to unravel the truth of Pinotage's parentage spans decades and continents, with myths and legends appearing at every turn.
Wine explorer Peter F May is a modern day Indiana Jones, tracking down long-lost journals, turning dusty pages of long-forgotten books and analysing high technology DNA results to unravel this mystery.
Travel with Peter from the silent wine cellars of South Africa to the noise of London's Tube, from ancient French vineyards to modern wineries in Texas to unearth the ancestors of this award-winning wine. Along the way you’ll see whale pods kiss the coastline, savour the swirl of wine on an African savannah, infiltrate the musty depths of a restricted library, and take part in solving one of the most fascinating mysteries to ever tantalise the wine world.
Pinotage is South Africa’s very own wine, but there has never been a book written about it until now.
PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine tells of Peter F May's infatuation with the Pinotage variety and follows his investigations into its origins. He identifies when it was created and first planted and he discovers the oldest living Pinotage vineyard.
PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine
by Peter F May
248 pages, 25 illustrations comprehensive references and an index
Publisher: Inform and Enlighten
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