Avondale 2000 Reserve Blend

The Avondale blend is s a limited quantities reserve cuvee based on noble variety Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark berry, plum and herbal undertones complete at this early stage with new oak and nice dry tannins.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot, 15% Shiraz ]
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.16  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.64 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

Veritas 2002 - Silver
Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze

ageing : A wine that should preferably be aged and enjoyed from 2004 onwards.

in the vineyard : Soil & Slope: Combination of Clovelly, Vilafontes, Hutton and Kroonstad soils.
Trellising: Extended Perold system

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 25ยบ Balling.

in the cellar : The Avondale 2000 is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 18% Shiraz. By combining these building blocks, which will vary from year to year, we try to create a harmony that does not exist in the individual components. It was aged in 82% 1st fill and 18% 2nd fill French oak for a total of 15 months. An egg white fining preceded a 1micron sheet filtration before bottling.

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