Avontuur Shiraz 2008 - Discontinued

Colour: Full bodied with a deep plum heart.
Aroma: Forthcoming with cigar box and lots of black cherry, cinnamon and ripe purple plums adding to the pleasure.
Flavour: Firm tannins and an attractive nuttiness manifesting in marzipan and caramel with undertones of vanilla.
Finish: Good structure and balance with a velvety finish.

Great with rich pasta dishes or north African cuisine like Moroccon Chicken Tagines. Also a match with South African Bobotie and Malay curries.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Willie Malherbe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 4.5 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Optimum Drinkability: 2009-2013

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness
Harvest Date: 19 March 2005
Average Degree Balling at Harvest: 25° Balling

in the cellar : De-stemmed. Cold-soaked for 2 days. Inoculated with yeast. Pumped over regularly. Malolatic fermentation in tanks. Aged in new American oak barrels. 50% was New American oak and the other 50% in new and 2nd fill French oak. After 13 months lightly filtered and bottled.

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