Avontuur Cabernet Franc 2009

Colour: Intense dark ruby.
Aroma: Delicate floral tones with earthy Fynbos touches. Hints of purple fruit.
Flavour: Ripe dark fruit flavours with spicy oak nuances. Fresh with firm tannins on the palate and a lingering aftertaste.

Suitable for cured meats and lighter meat and dried fruit combinations. Also good with flavoursome vegetarian dishes - could be lightly spiced.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 100% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Top Wine SA 2013 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Commendation
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver

ageing : From now until 2016.

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 24.5° Balling

in the cellar : Cold-soaked for 2 days with fermentation and Malolactic fermentation done in tanks. Barrel matured for 15 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak.

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