The Grape Escape

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Concept Agency: Pôpa Art Projects
Designer: Mario Belém
Winemaker: João Menezes / Quinta Do Pôpa
Creativity: Luis Mileu / Ricardo Henriques
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Location: Porto, Portugal
Packaging Contents: Wine

Amongst the tradition of the best dark officers and the most twisted usual suspects is the The Grape Escape, a story of an almost perfect crime. It started with a detailed plan, to create envy in Arsène Lupin. The weapons used were touch, smell and knife tricks. In order to learn the ropes, the inevitable fatal woman became the corpus delicti, even more full-bodied and warm in the mouth, to remember another story. On “D” day, with the escape already well underway, the thief handed over the stolen fruit – the forbidden grape – the woman-ringleader. In the heat of the moment, she was betrayed and thus lost the taste of freedom. Deep down, there are no hard feelings and each month she receives a bottle which she drinks slowly with prison guard.

Regarding the nose, the aromas wander, together, close in the woods; a symptom of evolution is placed in barrels. The palate shows good tannins and some acidity. The Grape Escape is a very structured wine, but also fresh, where the fruit appears by surprise, heating the mouth. The Grape Escape is the art of stealing the senses, characteristic of the old Douro.

Unsuspecting accomplices: sausages, smoked delicacies, goat’s and sheep’s cheese.