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Avontuur Cabernet Franc 2009

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jan van Rooyen
Main Variety
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.58
RS
4.0 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium

Accolades

Top Wine SA 2013 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Commendation
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver

Tasting Notes

Colour: Intense dark ruby.
Aroma: Delicate floral tones with earthy Fynbos touches. Hints of purple fruit.
Flavour: Ripe dark fruit flavours with spicy oak nuances. Fresh with firm tannins on the palate and a lingering aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

From now until 2016.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Suitable for cured meats and lighter meat and dried fruit combinations. Also good with flavoursome vegetarian dishes - could be lightly spiced.

In The Vineyard

Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on west-facing slopes. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system. No irrigation.

About The Harvest

Harvested at 24.5° Balling

In The Cellar

Cold-soaked for 2 days with fermentation and Malolactic fermentation done in tanks. Barrel matured for 15 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak.

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