Until now, “African wine” has been virtually synonymous with “South African wine”. Indeed, South Africa vineyards produce some excellent chenin blancs, rieslings and pinot noirs. South Africa even has its own signature varietal: pinotage. Pinotage gives wines of a deep-red colour with smoky, earthy aromas. However, wine in Africa is moving beyond South Africa’s borders. Wineries are popping across the continent from Kenya to Côte d’Ivoire, spurred in large part by a growing African middle-class with a taste for wine. With its warm and sunny climate, vast tracts of underdeveloped agricultural land, and its untapped consumer market, is Africa wine’s new frontier?
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