Reaffirming its position as one of SA’s iconic wines, the Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2012 was awarded a prestigious Double Gold at the recent Veritas Awards. The results were announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 9 October in Cape Town, which saw a total of 22 producers winning Double Gold.
This was followed hot on the heels by the Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, which won a Gold Medal. A total of 1 763 medal contenders were rated by a highly experience panel of international judges, joined by local wine specialists.
The Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage, which is one of three wines in the Heritage range, is a tribute to the first world’s first bottled Pinotage – a 1959 Lanzerac Pinotage. A big mouth-feel, complex and velvety palate, resulting in a long and lingering aftertaste rounds off this award-winning wine. Ideally suited to hearty game dishes or rich meaty casseroles. Available directly from the Tasting Room at R500 per bottle. Last month the Lanzerac Pinotage 2013 was honoured with the prestigious JF Hillebrand Pinotage Trophy at the 2015 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. These accolades add further credibility to what has become a proudly South African varietal, and that of the brand.
The Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon, which forms part of the estate’s Premium range, displays flavours of violet, leather, blackberry and youngberry with hints of cocoa, almond and cedar. A full-bodied wine with excellent balance on the palate and a lingering aftertaste. Best enjoyed on its own or with charred Gruyere cheese, braised short ribs, Mushroom Stroganoff, grilled eggplant or even bitter chocolate. Available from most wine stores nationwide or directly through the Tasting Room at R130 per bottle.