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Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jan van Rooyen
Main Variety
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
12.5 %vol
pH
3.37
RS
1.6 g/l
TA
5.0 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry

Accolades

2017 Wine Challenge Awards - Double Silver

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Cranberry and pink grapefruit dominate with spanspek (melon) coming through as the wine opens up.
Flavour: The palate delivers more citrus than is expected from the nose which adds a crispness to the taste. The lighter alc % makes it a perfect lunch time wine. The full mouthfeel is supplemented by the 10% barrel component which adds that little bit extra to the overall profile of this wine.

Ageing Potential

Until 2017

Blend Information

50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

The perfect wine for lunch or a light supper with friends.Great with sushi, salads and grilled seafood or charcuterie platters

In The Vineyard

Deep well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Planted on the west- facing slopes of the Helderberg between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Trellised on a 5-wire Perold system. Supplementary irrigation.

About The Harvest

Harvested separately.
Harvest dates: 15/1 & 29/1. Average °B at harvest: 22 balling

In The Cellar

Chardonnay was pressed lightly, cold settled & fermented to dryness. The Pinot Noir was harvested before the onset of full colour development in the vineyard and pressed after 3 hours of skin contact. Fermented seperately and blended after nine months of maturation on the yeast lees. The final blend contains 10% barrel-fermented Chardonnay.

Bottling Date: 9 December 2016.

Other Vintages

Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2016 Jan van Rooyen Pinot Noir
Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2015 Jan van Rooyen Pinot Noir
Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2014 Jan van Rooyen Pinot Noir

Additional Information
“This is a very challenging style of wine that has evolved over the last three vintages and has now been crafted in harmony with the elegant and disinctive packaging.” Winemaker, Jan van Rooyen

CONTACT DETAILS

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