Avontuur Talk of the Town Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017

Avontuur Talk of the Town Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017

The nose shows upfront blackberries and black currant aromas with nuances of leafy, mulberries. There are also notes of spicy cloves, black pepper and earthiness around. There is a follow-through of the aromas to the palate with dark berries dominating. In the aftertaste we find earthy, oak undertones. It is a full-bodied wine showing mature tannin structure and crisp acidity. Good ageing potential.

Venison carpaccio or Rump steak with a red wine reduction or any other full-flavoured, slow-cooked casserole.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.24 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Will mature with age, peaking around 5 years after bottling. Potential for a vinoteque classic.

in the cellar : Harvested at full ripeness from two of our top Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Grapes were de-stemmed and cold-soaked for 2 days before fermentation. Regular pump overs gave optimal flavour and colour extraction. After malolactic fermentation the wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 24 months before bottling.

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