Avontuur Baccarat 2001

Generous choc/mocha aromas and a seriously creamy concentrated mouth feel with prominent blackberries.

Red meat, hearty roasts, venison, spicy cold meats like salami, proscuitta and chorizo.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Willie Malherbe
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
4 Stars John Platter 2007
4 Stars John Platter 2006
Decanter World Wine Awards 2005 - Silver
Veritas 2004 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Show 2005 - Silver
Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award 2005 - Silver


Meaning of Baccarat
This classic Bordeaux blend is named after a very special exotic long stemmed rose that has a deep ruby to royal red, velvety colour and was named Baccarat because of its unique beauty and colour.

ageing : Drink now or over the next 5 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on west-facing slopes. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system. No irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness (24.5 – 25º Balling).

in the cellar : Destemmed. Cold-soaked for 3 days. Inoculated with yeast. Pumped over regularly. Left on skins for 5 days after fermentation. Malolatic fermentation in the barrel. Aged for 18 months in 100% New French Oak.

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