Avontuur Pinotage 2011

Avontuur Pinotage 2011

AROMA:
Upfront fruit reminiscent of red plums and sweet cherries, with delicate oak nuances.
FLAVOUR:
Elegant tannins and a medium-bodied mouth feel combine with some earthy undertones of its burgundian heritage. Savoury flavours are offset with attractive fruit highlights.

Will pair well with casual red meat dishes or rich white meats like duckor turkey as well as slightly spicy foods.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now until end 2016.

in the vineyard : 
Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils, planted on west-facing slopes on 5-wire Perold system trellising. 35 Year old vines. Drip irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvest date: 24 & 25 February, 1 March 2011
Harvested at full ripeness (24.5 – 25 B).

in the cellar : Destemmed and then coldsoaked
for 3 days. Innoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly.
Malolatic fermentation in the tank. Barrel matured in 2nd fill French
Oak for 12 months.

Bottling date: November 2013

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