Escapade Winery

cabernet sauvignon shiraz malbec

Type
Full-bodied red wine

Origin
Coastal Region

Grape Variety
50,5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz, 9,5% Malbec

Description
Hand-picked grapes from selected Cape vineyards compose this full-bodied yet velvety wine which expresses spicy aromas of coffee bean and blackberry. The rich game and berry fruit palate, fine tannins and long licorice finish make it a perfect match with any meat dish, especially game.

Winemaker's note
Harvested in the early morning from a selection of hillside and south facing vineyards. Picked at optimum ripeness (24-25 Balling) and crushed, but not destemmed, to enhance the fresh berry fruit characters. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7- 10 days and then a portion taken to barrel for malolactic fermentation, with the balance being completed in tank. Matured in small French barrels for more than a year before being blended and gently fined.

AWARDS
Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2016 - Silver (2014)

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 - Bronze (2013)

International Wine Challenge 2014 - Commended (2012)

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

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013 - Gold (2011)

Mundus Vini 2013 - Silver (2011)

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 - Bronze (2011)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze (2011)

International Wine Challenge 2013 - Commended (2011)

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013 - Commended (2011)