Avontuur Baccarat 2010


Aroma: Forthcoming aromas of ripe red fruit with attractive underlying earthy notes from the Cabernet Franc component. The oak treatment adds complexity. 
Flavour: A full-bodied mouth-feel displaying blackberry and dark cherry flavours on the palate. The well balanced acidity and rich texture leads to a long finish giving a powerful wine that will age well for up to 7 more years.

Will pair well with robust red meat dishes and venison.

variety : Merlot | 51% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

ageing : Enjoy over the next seven 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). Grapes were harvested from different vineyard blocks and sites on the Estate.
Harvest Date: Februay - March 2010
Average °B at harvest: 24° Balling).
Grapes were harvested from different vineyard blocks and sites on the Estate

in the cellar : 

Destemmed and then cold-soaked for 3 days. Inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Left on skins for 5 days after fermentation before pressing and malolactic fermentation in the tank. Aged for 18 months in French oak and then blended and bottled.

Bottling date: 29 April 2015

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