Avondale Camissa Syrah 2004

2008 John Platter - 4 Stars
2006 Winemakers' Choice Diamond Award 
This wine has an intense colour with a complex nose of ripe fruit and spice that is layered with hints of dark chocolate and layered liquorice. All these flavours carry to the palate where the wine shows an unbelievable balance between tannin, fruit and oak. Soft, full and rounded with the taste of pure fruit carries to the end of this lengthy palate.

Camissa is a Khoi name meaning, 'the place of sweet waters'. These sweet waters feed the roots of our Avondale vines. Pioneering viticulturist, Johnathan Grieve believes in Bio-Logic - restoring soil to its original, vibrant, natural state through a gentle integration of old practices with new science.

variety : Shiraz [ Syrah ]
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Bertus Albertyn
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.29 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.61 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

2008 John Platter - 4 Stars
2006 Winemakers' Choice Diamond Award

ageing : 

Already very enjoyable, but will easily keep for 8 - 10 years.

in the vineyard : 
Viticulturist: Johnathan Grieve
Vineyards: Fruit was hand picked at 24,5 - 25,5° B from 10 year old vines (SH1A on R99 and 101-14Mgt) growing on koffieklip and Clovelly soils.

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