Avontuur Baccarat 2012
|BlendPercent||39% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot|
Destemmed and then cold-soaked for 3 days. Inoculated with yeast and pumped over regularly. Left on skins after fermentation before pressing and malolactic fermentation in the tank. Aged for 24 months in French oak and then blended and bottled.
Bottling date: 31 October 2017
|FoodSuggest||Perfect for robust red meat and venison dishes. Also pairs well with matured hard cheeses like Cheddar, Pecorino and Gruyere.|
|Harvest||Grapes were harvested from different vineyard blocks and sites on the Estate.
Harvest Date: Mid March to early April 2012
Average °B at harvest: 24° Balling).
|Vineyard||Deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils, planted on west-facing slopes on 5-wire Perold system trellising.|
|Winemaker||Jan van Rooyen|
- Range: Avontuur Premiere Range