Avontuur Baccarat 2005

Ripe plums with generous choc/mint, fynbos and black tea aroma's. Full-bodied mouth feel with prominent blackberries on the palate. Lots of firm, rich tannins and a long finish results in a powerful wine

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

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan Van Rooyen (Willie Malherbe)
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.37 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.91  ta : 5.5 g/l  va : 0.74 g/l  so2 : 41 mg/l  fso2 : 21 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

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 6 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° - 25° Balling).

in the cellar : Cold-soaked for 3 days and inoculated with yeast. Pumped over regularly and 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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