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Avontuur Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2012

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Jan van Rooyen
Main Variety
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.0 %vol
pH
3.44
RS
2.7 g/l
TA
5.6 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deeper and denser than many Pinot Noirs
Aroma: The nose is weighty and offers winter red berries and cherries, with a whiff of spice.
The wine is bright at first with fresh acidity and then opensand smooths with silky fruits. It is on the muscular side for aPinot, but the oak is deftly handled with a lingering andhaunting fruit intensity on the finish. Medium-bodied.A serious, perfumed wine with spice still in evidence10 minutes after swallowing.

Ageing Potential

Drink now or over the next 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

Food Suggestions

The wine is a good match with meat dishes like pork or veal and Ostrich will also be aninteresting pairing.

About The Harvest

Harvested at full ripeness (24°B) from 30 year old vines.
Harvest Date: Mid February 2012

In The Cellar

Destemmed and cold-soaked for 3 days. Inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Malolactic fermentation took place in tanks. Aged for 18 months in 2nd fill French and American oak barrels.

Bottling date: 28 September 2015.

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