Avontuur Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2016

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.

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

variety : Pinot Noir | 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2018 Platter's Wine Guide - 4 Stars
2017 Wine Challenge Awards - Double Silver

ageing : Until 2017

“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

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.

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