Pinotage (Pee No TAHJ) is a red wine grape that became South Africa's signature variety. It is a breed between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. The grape produces deep red varietal wines with smoky, bramble and earthy flavors, sometimes with notes of bananas and tropical fruit. Pinotage is often blended, and also made into fortified wine and even red sparkling wine. The grape is naturally high in tannins.