Avontuur Cabernet Franc 2009
Top Wine SA 2013 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Commendation
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
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.
From now until 2016.
100% Cabernet Franc
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.