Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2018

Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2018

Aroma: Pink grapefruit and fresh citrus peel dominate with cranberry and melon coming through as the wine opens up.
Flavour: The creamy palate is freshened up by the follow-through of zesty citrus from the nose. It is a well-balanced wine with fresh acidity rounded off by a full-bodied mouthfeel. The lighter alcohol % makes it a perfect lunch time wine.

The perfect wine for lunch or a light supper with friends. Great with sushi, salads, grilled seafood or charcuterie Platters.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.50 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Until 2020

The Pinot Noir/Chardonnay is one of our most popular wines due to its incredible affinity with food, or you can drink it as an aperitif. Technically a Rosé, we prefer calling it Pinot Noir/Chardonnay - and it sounds much better too.

in the vineyard : The Pinot Noir Vineyard is situated midway up the Estate on a seafacing slope. The vines are trellised and manicured for early harvesting as required for this style of wine. The Chardonnay is located just behind the cellar on an Eastern slope and is trellised. Lying at the foothills of
the Helderberg, Avontuur is blessed with well-drained Clovelly and Hutton soils.

about the harvest: Harvested separately.26 January for the Pinot Noir and 8 February for the Chardonnay. Average °B at harvest: 22 balling.

in the cellar : Chardonnay was pressed lightly, cold-settled & fermented to dryness. The Pinot Noir was harvested before the onset of full colour development in the vineyard and pressed after 2 hours of skin contact. Fermented seperately and blended after seven months of maturation on the yeast lees.

Bottling Date: 12 September 2018

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