Avontuur Pinotage 2014

Avontuur Pinotage 2014

An abundance of red fruit greets you initially, moving into a slight earthiness which is proof of its Pinot Noir roots.  Eventually the experience ends up with a lovely smokiness imparted by the subtle oak regime. Flavour: Firm tannins and a full-bodied mouth feel combine with smoky oak which is       offset by the sweetness of the red fruit on the finish. 

Will pair well with flavourful red meat dishes or Malay curries.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2018 Platter's Wine Guide - 4 Stars

ageing : Drink now until end 2018.

At Avontuur Estate we are proudly South African and therefore having our locally created grape varietal, Pinotage in our range, is significant to us.” Winemaker, Jan van Rooyen

in the vineyard : Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils, planted on west-facing slopes on 5- wirePerold system trellising. 36 Year old vines. Drip irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvest date: 7 March 2014
Harvested at full ripeness (23.5˚ B).

in the cellar : De-stemmed and then cold-soaked for 3 days. Innoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolatic fermentation in the tank. Barrel matured in 2nd fill French Oak for 9 months.

Bottling date: 15 June 2017

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