Avontuur Minelli Pinot Noir  Reserve 2011

Avontuur Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2011

Aroma: The nose offers clean ripe red fruit with a whiff of organic vanilla.
Flavour: This is a juicy, elegant wine with red fruit like raspberries dominating on the nose and palate. Light wood maturation flavours are still prominent and the good firm tannins contribute to a balanced finish. The wine is accessible now but will age gracefully for at least 5 years or more, owing to the well-balanced tannins and fruit characteristics.

The wine is a good match with lighter meat dishes like pork fillet or veal and fish lovers will enjoy it with Cape Salmon or seared Tuna.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or over the next 5 years.

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness (24°B) from 30 year old vines.

in the cellar : Destemmed and cold-soaked for 3 days. Inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolactic fermentation took place in tanks. Aged for 18 months in 2nd fill French and American oak barrels.

Bottling date: 19 December 2014

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