Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2014

Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2014

Colour: Mother of pearl with a slight coral flush.
Aroma: Summer melon and white peach tantalize the nose, with apple to add freshness.
Flavour: Peaches, meringue and whipped cream follow through from the nose and the partial oak maturation adds a soft caramel complexity to the taste experience.
Finish: A crisp fruity mouth feel with a lingering finish.

The perfect wine for lunch or a light supper with friends. Great with sushi, salads, and cold fish or cured meat platters.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : Until 2016

about the harvest: 

Harvested separately. The Pinot Noir was harvested before the onset of full colour development in the vineyard

Harvest dates: 7/2, 21/2 and 6/3 2014
Average °B at harvest: 21 balling

in the cellar : 

Chardonnay was pressed lightly, cold settled and fermented to dryness. The Pinot Noir was pressed after 3 hours of skin contact. 50% of the Pinot Noir juice was then fermented and aged in 2nd fill French oak for 4 months, the other portion fermented in stainless steel tank before being blended with the Chardonnay.

Bottling Date: 18 July 2014

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