Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2009

Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2009

Colour: Intense dark red with an almost black centre.
Aroma: Ripe dark fruit aromas with spicy undertones of cloves and coriander.
Flavour: Full-bodied mouth-feel with rich, ripe flavours reminiscent of spicy, dark fruit cake. Well-rounded integrated wood nuances lead to an intense taste experience. Ends off with a long finish.

Complements flavourful red meats like venison, rich, spicy beef dishes or organic lamb.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Natalie Nel
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.3 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
Top 100 SA Wines 2012 Status

ageing : Drink now till 2015.

in the vineyard : Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on west-facing slopes. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system. No irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvested mid-March 2009 at full ripeness (24.5° Balling).

in the cellar : The grapes were de-stemmed and cold-soaked for 2 days. It was inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolactic fermentation and ageing in 80% new and 2nd fill French oak and 20% American oak barrels. After 15 months, lightly filtered and bottled.