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Cape Blend

A term commonly used in South Africa for a typical cuvée, but for which there are no legal requirements or uniform rules. The blend consists of the local main or determining variety Pinotage (between 30-70%), as well as in different composition and use of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz(Syrah). Some people think that the proportion of Pinotage should not be too high. To be allowed to mention a grape variety on the label, the proportion must be at least 20%. The first producer to use this designation was Beyerskloof.

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