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Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2016

“Well rounded, silky Pinotage with a heavy emphasis on its Pinot Noir parentage. A Pinotage that turns heads!”

Availability: Out of stock
Style: Red
Varietal: Pinotage
Country: South Africa | Cape Winelands
750ml ABV. 12.5%

Inspired by the famous Mary Shelley novel, Pinotage itself is a “created” entity being a cross of Hermitage and Pinot Noir, often misunderstood and mistreated, this particular wine was named in honour of the Frankenstein story. Alex Dale from The Winery of Good Hope is serious about Pinot Noir and premium quality. Believing there was more to Pinotage than was being realised by most, he sought to express the more gentle and elegant nature of its parentage, by treating the wine making of his Pinotage like that of Pinot Noir and has thus given life to the Frankenstein Pinotage.
You’ll find a true expression of the grapes uniqueness here, without any of the harsh banana or burnt rubber notes that so often joins the flavour profiles of Pinotage.

Created specifically to compliment the elegance of Radford Dale ‘Frankenstein’, Consulting Chef Craig Cormack commented on tasting this wine “It might be Pinotage, but this certainly is no monster!” We Love: There’s so many great flavours in play with this dish that work so well with Pinotage… a varietal that’s so often served with simple “off the braai” red meats. Braising the duck meat first is a little effort, but it is simple enough and well worth the wait. Alternative Pairing: without question this dish goes fabulously well with the Catchpole & Co. Woodward Ridge Pinotage, also made for us by the same dream-team at The Winery of Good Hope (makers of Radford Dale).   Duck & Cherry Pot Pie with Radford Dale 'Frakenstein' and fresh seasonal garden salad   Ingredients Pie/Filling Puff pastry (store bought) 3 x Duck legs 20 x cherries 1 x egg (for egg wash) 2... Get the recipe here
The quintessential South African cultivar, Pinotage, deserves an equally authentic food pairing.   Our Consulting Chef, Craig Cormack, tasted our Woodward Ridge Pinotage and created a simple yet delicious Kudu Fillet dish to perfectly match the wine. The combination is rich and lush. Craig prefers to use Kudu here, but any game will give a great result.   Even though this recipe was designed especially for the Catchpole & Co. Woodward Ridge Pinotage, it works very well with other Frogitt & Vonkel wines.   We love: The sheer African-ness of this pairing. Beautiful strong flavours, and the fondant potatoes gives it a real professional feel.   Alternative pairings: Try it with the Fat Barrel Lovechild, or with the more tropical expression found with the Major’s Hill Pinotage from Robertson.     Roast Fillet of Kudu With roast vegetables, carrot puree and fondant potatoes   Jus Reduced beef stock   Carrot... Get the recipe here
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