Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2012

Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2012

Colour: Deep, ruby red.
Aroma: Ripe plums and dark berries on the nose with a floral whiff to finish.
Flavour: This full-bodied wine has a firm grip with alcohol and wood in balance leading to an integrated tasting experience. Coriander and an attractive smokiness lends interest and makes it an excellent food wine.

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 : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


ageing : Drink now till 2019.

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 2012 at full ripeness (24.5° Balling).

in the cellar : The grapes were de-stemmed, and then cold-soaked for 2 days. Inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank and the wine was then aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels. After 16 months, lightly filtered and bottled.

Bottling Date: 29 October 2015