Avontuur Baccarat 2009

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.

Will pair well with robust red meat dishes and venison.

variety : Merlot [ 56% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver Outstanding
2014 Vitis Vinifera Awards - Gold
2014 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Competition - Gold
2012 Veritas Awards - Silver Medal

ageing : Drink now or over the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils, planted on west-facing slopes on 5-wire Perold system trellising.

about the harvest: Harvested at full ripeness (24.5° - 25° Balling).
Harvest Date: March 2009

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.

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Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon