Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2015

Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2015

Aroma: Dark plum and ripe black cherries with a hint of liquorice and nutmeg entice on the nose.

Flavour: This elegant wine has a well-rounded mouthfeel with alcohol and wood in balance, leading to a multi-dimensional tasting experience. Sweet spice and fruit dominate now with an expectation of smokiness typical of the style, to develop with time in the bottle.

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 : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2018 Platter's Wine Guide - 4 Stars

ageing : Until 2025

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. ”

in the vineyard : West-facing vineyard blocks aged 13 and 16 years respectively.

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness - 24.5°B. Harvest Date: 23 February 2015

in the cellar : De-stemmed, and then cold-soaked for 2 days. Inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolactic fermentation then took place in tanks after which the wine was aged in second and third fill French oak barrels. After 24 months, it was lightly filtered and bottled.

Bottling Date: 10 September 2019. 5400 bottles.