L Avenir L Ami Simon 1998

Ripe fruit with spice and pepper on the nose. The taste is smooth and fruity with round tannins of medium intensity.


variety : Merlot | 56% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Francois Naude
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.11 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.3 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Should be at its best in 2 - 3 years.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Glenrosa
Irrigation: Dry Land
Age of Vines: 10 - 12 years

about the harvest: Yield: 6 - 9 tonnes/ha
The Merlot grapes were harvested on 28 January and Cabernet Sauvignon on 9 February 1998.

in the cellar : Matured for approximately one year in mostly used barrels, thereafter one year in tank before being bottled.

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