Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006

Colour: Medium-bodied. Deep colour
Aroma: Ripe black cherries and blackberries with liquorice undertones
Flavour: Choc/Cherry with mintiness. Soft attractive tannins with enough backbone to age for 5 years. Integrated wood and a lingering chocolate, spicy finish.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 66% Cabernet Sauvignon 34% Merlot
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Adél van der Merwe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.62 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.26 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or over the next 5 years.

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

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness (25° Balling).

in the cellar : Destemmed and kept on the skins for 3 days, then inoculated, placed into 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 10 months. Bottling Date: January 2008

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