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L'AVENIR - Stellenbosch - Pinotage - South Africa

L'AVENIR - Pinotage - Stellenbosch - South Africa - 2012

This ripe and accessible wine is a brilliant dark maroon colour. It starts off with aromas of dark mulberries, juicy blueberries and hints of sweet vanilla, toffee and flower garden. The medium-weight palate offers bright fruit flavours and lifting acidity, framed by softly structured velvety tannins that delivers a long luxurious finish.

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VINEYARD

Vineyard region: 13.55 ha of Pinotage is planted with the oldest vineyard established in 1985, to the most recent planting in 2015. 100% are trellised vines.

Supplementary irrigation is applied during the warmer summer months when the soil water table may become parched. There are blocks of Pinotage situated on various aspects of a large hill that comprises L’Avenir, allowing certain blocks to be isolated for specific vinification styles and premium wines.

The Indian Ocean is less than 20km away, and gentle afternoon sea-breezes drift over the farm and exert a cooling influence against the late afternoon Cape sun.

Wine facts

Total Production:

15,000 bottles

Winemakers:

Dirk Coetzee

Producer:

L'Avenir

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

27 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

20-400 meters

Sustainably Farmed:

Yes WIETA & IPW certified

Harvest Method:

February 2012 By Hand

Sorting:

By Hand

Fermentation and Maceration:

Fermentation: This wine was carefully made with gentle, short pumpovers approximately every four hours. Fermentation temperatures were maintained below 28°C, and the wine was pressed off the skins between 3-7°B of sugar left – in order to prevent over-extraction of seed tannins, and to ensure delicateness of the wine Maceration: 24 – 36 hours cold soak

Aging:

Maturation: Aged in 1 - 5th fill 225L French and Hungarian oak barrels for 12 - 15 months

Alcohol:

14%

Vintage:

2012

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

Grape Varietal:

Pinotage

SKU:

SA117

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