Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

Colour: Deep rich plum.
Aroma: Dark cherries with a raw almond nuttiness, ending off with a nuance of mint brought into the profile by the Cabernet Sauvignon component.
Flavour: The medium to full bodied palate introduces a juicy berry profile with sufficient tannic structure to enhance the ageing potential. Integrated wood and a lingering finish adds to the wine's attraction.

Perfect with red meat dishes, seared game fish steaks or robust vegetarian dishes like Ratatouille.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Adél van der Merwe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


2016 Vitis Vinifera - Gold
2016 Gold Awards
2014 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold

ageing : 

Drink now or over the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : 

Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on the west-facing slopes of the Helderberg, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system. Supplementary irrigation.

about the harvest: 

Harvest date: Mid-February to mid-March 2011

Harvested at full ripeness (24° Balling). 

in the cellar : 

De-stemmed and fermented on the skins for 10 days. After pressing, the wine went through malolactic fermentation in steel tanks after which a percentage was aged for 12 months in 2nd fill French oak barrels and Hungarian oak, which was used for the first time.

Bottling Date: 13 March 2013

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