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Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2017

Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2017
Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2017
Red plums and ripe cherries offering rich fruitiness combine with whiffs of sweetish, yet spicy vanilla. It ends off with layers of smoky liquorice, adding complexity. There is a fresh and fruity follow-through to the palate with good structure and depth
Technical Analysis
alc 14.5
rs 2.1
pH 3.37
ta 5.5
Ageing Drink now or until 2024.
BlendPercent 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Cellar De-stemmed and fermented on the skins for 10 days. After pressing, the wine went through malolactic fermentation in steel tanks after which a percentage was aged for 20 months in 2nd fill French oak barrels.
Bottling: 30 May 2019 (40 000 x 750 ml)
FoodSuggest Perfect with red meat dishes and barbecues or robust vegetarian dishes like Ratatouille.
Harvest Harvested at full ripeness (24° Balling). Mid-February to 3rd week of March 2017.
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Our Cab Sauv and Merlot vines are planted in deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils on the west-facing slopes of the Helderberg. The vineyards are trellised and receive supplementary irrigation via drip lines, when necessary.
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen
body Medium
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Avontuur Estate Wine
R120.00 per bottle
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