Beautiful ripe red fruit on the nose with nuances of leather and cigar box. A slight minerality promises complexity and development as the wine ages.
The 9th release of this Flagship wine is Merlot-driven for the 3rd time.
Previously 4 were Cabernet Sauvignon-based and 2 were dominated by Cabernet Franc. For the second time we’ve included Petit Verdot. This is a wine of many layers and nuances which will develop well with ageing and we trust that it will bring joy to your palate.
WINE OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch
WINEMAKER: Jan van Rooyen
VARIETALS: Merlot 49%, Cabernet Sauvignon 36%, Cab Franc 7.5%, Petit Verdot 7.5%.
FLAVOUR: An elegant mouth-feel displaying ripe red plums, cassis and hints of herbs on the palate. The tannins are finely structured and integrated with a slight grip which smooths out on the finish.
FOOD SUGGESTIONS: Perfect with red meat, roasts and substantial vegetarian dishes. Also pairs well with matured hard cheeses like Cheddar, Pecorino and Gruyere.
MATURATION: Until 2024.
VINIFICATION: Grapes were harvested from selected vineyard blocks and sites on the Estate. The ave age of these vineyards was 15 years. After destemming and cold-soaking for 3 days the juice was inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Left on skins after fermentation before pressing and malolactic fermentation in the tank. Aged for 24 months in French oak and then blended and bottled.
HARVEST DATE: Mid-March to mid-April 2014 Average °B at harvest: 24 balling
BOTTLING DATE: 19 May 2020. 7800 bottles.
ANALYSIS: Alc 14.5 % T.A. 5.1 g/l pH 3.50 R/Sugar 2.37 g/l
- RANGE:Avontuur Premiere Range