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Four masterly crafted renditions of the infamous heartbreak grape take centre stage at the Pinot Noir Wine & Dine Collaboration at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek on Friday, 27 May 2016.
Showcasing Pinot Noir as their wine of the month, Grande Provence will be collaborating with Catherine Marshall Wines, Snow Mountain and Shannon Vineyards for an unforgettable evening at The Restaurant, hosted by Winemaker Karl Lambour. Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst will be serving signature autumn dishes crafted with seasonal gems including some of his own foraged wild mushrooms and vineyard herbs to match each of the divergent styles of Pinot Noir.
The wine and food journey begins with the silky Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on clay soils 2013 paired to perfection with seared Franschhoek trout enriched with wild mushrooms, vineyard sorrel and anise poached beetroot brûlée. Lambour will be presenting his own velvet textured Grande Provence Pinot Noir 2014 made of 100% Franschhoek grapes, with braised pork belly, scallop noodles and black sesame truffles with a cauliflower twist.
Next up is the Snow Mountain Pinot Noir 2015. The dark cherry character and subtly spiced finish meld beautifully with hot smoked blesbok topped with toasted coriander crunch and a Pinot Noir glazed berry jus.
The evening ends on a vibrant note with Shannon Vineyards Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir 2015 paired with a medley of chocolate, berries, coffee and nuts.
With the event taking place on a Friday, why not take advantage of the Grande Provence Heartland Offer and make a weekend of it? The Heartland Offer provides exclusive winter rates for La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards as well as the Owner’s Cottage for group bookings.
The Pinot Noir Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner takes place at The Restaurant at Grande Provence at 19h00. To book your seat at R695 per person, call 021 876 8600 or e-mail email@example.com. Guests can purchase a mixed case of 12 wines from the participating wineries at a special rate on the evening. For more information on The Heartland Offer accommodation package visit www.grandeprovence.co.za or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration Calendar
27 May – Pinot Noir (Catherine Marshall Wines, Shannon Vineyards and Snow Mountain)
24 June – Cabernet Sauvignon (Le Riche Wines, Teddy Hall Wines and Thelema Mountain Vineyards)
29 July – Shiraz (Oldenburg Vineyards, Lismore Estate Vineyards and De Trafford Wines)
26 August – Red Blends (Beaumont Wines, Joostenburg Wines and Morgenster)
23 September – White Blends (David & Nadia, Constantia Uitsig and Oak Valley Wines)
28 October – Sauvignon Blanc (Lismore Estate Vineyards, Fryers Cove Vineyards and Shannon Vineyards)
2 December – “A Sparkling Affair” (Méthode Cap Classique and Champagne Dinner)