Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

Colour: Deep plum colour
Aroma: Ripe red plums combined with sweet French oak notes on the nose.
Flavour: Fresh fruit acidity supports the juicy berry profile with sufficient tannic structure to enhance the ageing potential. Integrated wood and a lingering spicy finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 50 Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Adél van der Merwe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 5.8 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   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 (24° Balling).

in the cellar : De-stemmed and fermented on the skins for 10 days. After pressing, the wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 10 months.

Bottling Date: April 2011

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