Avontuur Minelli Pinot Noir  Reserve 2012

Avontuur Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2012

Colour: Deeper and denser than many Pinot Noirs
Aroma: The nose is weighty and offers winter red berries and cherries, with a whiff of spice.
The wine is bright at first with fresh acidity and then opensand smooths with silky fruits. It is on the muscular side for aPinot, but the oak is deftly handled with a lingering andhaunting fruit intensity on the finish. Medium-bodied.A serious, perfumed wine with spice still in evidence10 minutes after swallowing.

The wine is a good match with meat dishes like pork or veal and Ostrich will also be aninteresting pairing.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   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.
Harvest Date: Mid February 2012

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: 28 September 2015.

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