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Top 5 Pinotage at the LCBO

Barista Pinotage 2012 Bottle
Barista Pinotage 2012
Western Cape, South Africa
The Grinder Pinotage 2012, Wo Swartland Bottle
The Grinder Pinotage 2012, Wo Swartland
Swartland, South Africa


Pinotage is a red wine grape that is South Africa's signature variety. It was bred there in 1925 as a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. It typically produces deep red varietal wines with smoky, bramble and earthy flavours, sometimes with notes of bananas and tropical fruit, but has been criticized for sometimes smelling of acetone. Pinotage is often blended, and also made into fortified wine and even red sparkling wine.