Avontuur Cabernet Franc 2008

Elegant with mint, fynbos and warm earthy notes. Smooth ripe tannins enhance upfront mocha/chocolate palate with subtle sweet and spicy undertones. A soft accessible medium-bodied wine with an attractive deep ruby colour.

Will match smoked meats or a matured cheese platter with herb preserves.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 100% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : .
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 15.5 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 4.58 g/l  
type : Red  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or over the next 3 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 25° Balling

in the cellar : Cold-soaked for 2 days. Fermentation and Malolactic fermentation done in tanks. Barrel matured for 10 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak.

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