Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2017

Aroma: Rosewater and pink grapefruit dominate with melon coming through as the wine opens up.
Flavour: There is richness on the nose which is followed through on the palate with rich, fruity and floral notes. The lighter alc % makes it a perfect lunch time wine. The full mouthfeel is achieved by the 10% barrel component which adds that little bit extra to the overall profile of this wine.

The perfect wine for lunch or a light supper with friends.Great with sushi, salads and grilled seafood or charcuterie platters

variety : Pinot Noir [ 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.61 g/l  pH : 3.30  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Until 2019

This is a very challenging style of wine that has evolved over the last four vintages and has become one of our most popular wines due to its incredible affinity with food.” Winemaker, Jan van Rooyen

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. Supplementary irrigation.

about the harvest: Harvested separately.
Harvest dates: 26/1 and 30/1 for the Chardonnay. Mid-to end-January for the Pinot Noir Component.
Average °B at harvest: 22° balling

in the cellar : Chardonnay was pressed lightly, cold settled & fermented to dryness. The Pinot Noir was harvested before the onset of full colour development in the vineyard and pressed after 2 hours of skin contact. Fermented seperately and blended after nine months of maturation on the yeast lees. The final blend contains a small portion of barrel-fermented Viognier and Chardonnay from the MCC base wine.

Bottling Date: 29 September 2017

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