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Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2017

Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2017

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.

A food-friendly wine that will be excellent with a variety of meats and curries, including vegetable curry.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Until 2027

“This sixth release of our Shiraz Reserve celebrates the life of the majestic stallion named Dominion Royale – the first stallion imported to stand at
Avontuur. The wine highlights the quality of the sire as well as the decidedly different characteristics which this varietal offers the lover of Shiraz.”

in the vineyard : Harvested at full ripeness (24.5°B) from 2 West-facing vineyard blocks aged 15 and 18 years respectively.

about the harvest: 3 March 2017

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 for 24 months. Thereafter, it was lightly filtered and bottled.