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2010 Avontuur Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve

Wine of Origin – Stellenbosch

Harvested at full ripeness (24 B). Destemmed. Cold-soaked for 3 days. Innoculated with yeast. Pumped over regularly. Malolactic fermentation in tanks. Aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

100% Pinot Noir

Alc 12.5% | T.A. 5.9g/lt | pH 3.3 | Residual Sugar 2.6g/lt

Harvest Date
16 February 2009

Bottling Date
25 November 2010

Drink now or over the next 5 years

Initially the nose presents with citrus peel and as it opens up spicy notes, cherries and blackcurrant come to the fore. The typical earthiness of a good burgundy adds interest.

This is a juicy, medium-bodied wine with an elegant combination of sour cherries and tasty oak maturation flavours. The wine is accessible now with a fresh finish and good balance between tannins and acidity.

Serving Suggestion
The wine is a good match to lighter red meat dishes like pork fillet with fruity accompaniments, veal or rich white meats like crispy duck. For fish lovers, grilled game fish or traditional Spanish-style paella would be perfect.

Purchase Online here: International Food Club - Avontuur - Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2010 (750ml)