Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2014

Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2014

Aroma: White pepper and smoked paprika surprise, with whiffs of dark red roses softening the edge.
Flavour: This elegant wine has a firm grip with alcohol and wood in balance leading to a multi-dimensional tasting experience. White pepper and an attractive smokiness lends interest and makes it an excellent food wine.

Will be excellent with rich hearty meats like venison, beef or lamb

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2018 Platter's Wine Guide - 4 Stars

ageing : Drink now till 2021.

“This is a celebration of the life of the stallion of the same name. It highlights the quality of the sire as well as the decidedly different characteristics which this varietal offers the wine lover.” Winemaker, Jan van Rooyen

in the vineyard : Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on west-facing slopes. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system. Supplementary irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness (24.5° Balling).
Harvest Date: 14 March 2014

in the cellar : The grapes were 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 20 months, lightly filtered and bottled.

Bottling Date: 29 September 2017