Avontuur Pinotage 2013

Colour: Dark Ruby red.
Aroma: An intriguing earthiness from its Burgundian heritage and red fruit nuances dominate with whiffs of oak coming through.
Flavour: Firm tannins and a full-bodied mouth feel combine with spicy flavours which are offset by dark fruit on the after-taste.

Will pair well with flavourful red meat dishes or slightly spicy foods.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now until end 2018.

in the vineyard : 
Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils, planted on west-facing slopes on 5-wire Perold system trellising. 35 Year old vines. Drip irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvest date: 24 & 25 February, 1 March 2011
Harvested at full ripeness (24.5 – 25 B).

in the cellar : De-stemmed and then cold-soaked for 3 days. Innoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolatic fermentation in the tank. Barrel matured in 2nd fill French oak for 13 months.

Bottling date: 3 June 2015

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