Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2011

Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2011

Colour: Deep, ruby red.
Aroma: Nuanced white pepper on the nose with plums and blackberries rounding out the experience.
Flavour: Elegant and tightly structured due to the extended oak contact, with berries and plums on the palate and an attractive background hint of spice. 

Complements flavourful red meats like venison, beef or lamb or local delicacies like Ostrich fillet.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


Old Mututal Tro Wine Show 2014 - Bronze
Top 100 SA Wines 2014 - Shiraz Category
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
Top 100 SA Wines 2012 - Shiraz Category

ageing : Drink now till 2018.

in the vineyard : Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on west-facing slopes. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system.

about the harvest: Harvested mid-March 2011 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 & ageing in 2nd   and 3rd fill French oak barrels.  After 16 months, lightly filtered and bottled.