Escapade Winery

semillon sauvignon blanc

Type
Dry white wine

Origin
Coastal Region

Grape Variety
70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc

Description
Harvested in the early morning from selected mountain side slopes in the Stellenbosch and Franschoek areas - both renowned for specializing in these varieties. A delightful and complex combination of old vine Semillon married with mountain top Sauvignon Blanc, which shows ripe aromas of Cape gooseberry marmalade and flint enhanced by flavors of melon and cashew nut with a long mineral finish. This wine can by enjoyed with seafood, paella or antipasti.

Winemaker's note
The grapes are hand sorted and then destemmed before gentle pressing. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented at cool temperature in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness while the Semillon was fermented in 225 liter new French oak barrels for 6 weeks to enhance complexity and richness. The wine can be stored for 3-5 years.

AWARDS

John Platters Guide 2017 - 4 stars (2016)

Decanter 2016 - Silver (2015)

International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 2016 - Bronze (2015)

John Platters Guide 2016 - 4 stars (2015)


International Wine Challenge 2015 - Bronze (2014)

John Platters Guide 2014 - 4 stars (2013)

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards 2013 - Bronze (2013)

International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 2014 - Silver (2013)

Mundus Vini 2013 - Gold (2012)

International Wine Challange 2013 - Silver (2012)

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013 - Silver (2012)

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013 - Silver (2012)

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 - Silver (2012)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze (2012)

John Platter Guide 2013 - 4 stars (2011)

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012 - Silver (2011)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze (2011)

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards 2012 - Bronze (2011)

International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended (2011)