Escapade Winery

pinotage

Type
Full-bodied red wine

Origin
Coastal Region

Grape Variety
100% Pinotage

Description
The grapes have been manually harvested for this Pinotage, selected from premium Cape vineyards. Deep red with a purple hue, rich aromas of boysenberry and rooibos gently supported with vanilla oak notes, a concentrated yet soft palate and a long berry fruit finish. This full, rich, yet velvety Pinotage is perfect to accompany any meat dish, especially game.

Winemaker's note
Harvested in the early morning at optimum ripeness and destemmed, not crushed, to enhance fresh berry characters. Fermented for 5 days on skins at 23-25°C and then pressed before dryness to maintain soft tannins. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then matured for almost a year in small French barrels to further aid in the development of structure and soften the tannins.

AWARDS

John Platters Guide 2017 - 4 stars (2015)

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 - Silver (2015)

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 - Silver (2014)

The 3rd "Sakura" Japan Women´s Wine Awards 2016 - Gold (2013)

-Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2016 -Gold (2014)

International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 2016 - Bronze (2014)

John Platters Guide 2016 - 4 stars (2014)

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 - Bronze (2013)

International Wine Challenge 2015 - Silver (2013)

John Platters Guide 2014 - 4 stars (2011)

China International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 - Gold (2011)

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 - Silver (2011)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Silver (2011)

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013 - Silver (2011)

International Wine Challenge 2013 - Commended (2011)

China International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012 - Gold (2008)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver (2008)

International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended (2008)