Avondale Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Prominent blackcurrant and fruit flavours with vanilla undertones. Prominent, yet integrated oak flavours compliments the fruit, resulting in a well balanced, full-bodied wine with a lingering aftertaste.

Will be best accompanied with red meats such as fillets and other steaks, as well as ostrich.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc
winery : Avondale Farm
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.43 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 6.6 g/l  va : 0.80 g/l  so2 : 63 mg/l  fso2 : 23 mg/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze

ageing : A wine that must be cellared. This wine will start reaching its peak in 2005.

in the vineyard : Clones: ?/R99
Soil & Slope: Medium steep southwest-facing Vilafontes & Clovelly soils
Trellising: Extended Perold

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand at 25º Balling.

in the cellar : Crush/Destem: Yes
Cold Maceration: 60% for 72 hours at 14ºC
Fermentation: Bordeaux Red, 28ºC. Lasted 8 days to dry, average of 2 weeks extended skin contact.
Pressing: After 14 days extended skin contact to barrels & tanks.
Malolactic: In Stainless Steel tanks
Barrel maturation: 13 months in 60% New French oak and 40% 2nd fill French oak.
Filtration & Fining: Light egg white fining followed by a course sheet filtration.
Bottling: 0.8 mikron sheet filtration. 726 Mital base 750ml claret bottle 49x24 Ekstra corks.

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