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The Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage – A Collector's Dream


8 May 2018  -  Lanzerac Wine Estate

Lanzerac Wine Estate’s flagship wine, the Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage, pays tribute to the world’s first bottled Pinotage – a 1959 Lanzerac Pinotage - and the current vintage is without a doubt a wine to be savoured.

As the perfect investment wine, the Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2015 has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and is the ideal trophy for any wine collector to showcase in their cellar.

Only the best grapes were handpicked from a 19-year-old single vineyard, situated 400 meters above sea level in the Jonkershoek Valley, to make what is considered a collector’s dream wine. Matured in a combination of new and 2nd fill French oak barrels for a period of 18 months, Lanzerac Winemaker Wynand Lategan took great care to ensure that each of the 4 700 bottles Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2015 produced honours the Estate’s rich pioneering heritage and commitment to superior quality wines.

On this vintage, Wynand notes: “The Pionier Pinotage 2015 is probably the best wine ever produced in the history of the Lanzerac Wine Estate and some might even say one of the best Pinotage vintage’s ever made in the Cape. With all the components in perfect balance and its cellaring potential of up to 12 years, this wine is the ideal trophy for any wine collector to showcase in their cellar.”

The Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2015 has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including a 5-star rating in the internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018, as well as being named one of South Africa’s Top Pinotage wines at the 2018 international Vivino Style Awards, whilst its predecessor, the Pionier Pinotage 2014, received the prestigious Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy in 2017.

Befitting this prestigious wine, the Pionier Pinotage now comes in an elegant eye-catching single bottle gift box which guests will receive complimentary when purchasing this wine directly from the Lanzerac Wine Estate.

The Pionier Pinotage 2015 is available from the Lanzerac Tasting Room and www.lanzerac.co.za at R850 per bottle. The Lanzerac Tasting Room is open Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 19h00, with the last tasting hosted at 17h45. Reservations are essential for groups larger than 10 guests.

For more information on the Pionier Pinotage 2015 or the Estate, please feel free to contact winesales@lanzerac.co.za or +27.21 886 5641.