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Avontuur Baccarat 2008

Colour: Deep, dark ruby red.
Aroma: Forthcoming with spice, oak and cinnamon and an attractive earthiness from the Cabernet Franc.
Flavour: Full-bodied mouth feel with integrated oak on the palate. Lots of firm, rich tannins and a long finish results in a powerful wine which will age well.


variety : Cabernet Franc | 14% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot 57% Cabernet Franc
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Willie Malherbe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.1 % vol  rs : 4.61 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2012 Veritas Awards - Silver Medal

ageing : 2010 - 2015

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness (24.5° - 25° Balling).
Harvest Date: March 2008

in the cellar : Destemmed and then cold-soaked for 3 days. Innoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Left on skins for 5 days after fermentation. Malolatic fermentation in the tank. Aged for 18 months in 100% New French Oak with some of the Cab Franc going into second-fill barrels.

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