Wine L'Avenir, Pinotage, 2009
Reviews of purchase L'Avenir, Pinotage, 2009
Beautiful wine red.
The wine has a ripe, tannic taste with hints of plum and cherry, as well as the nuances of mocha.
Wine characteristic aroma with notes of ripe red fruits, hints of spice and cedar nuances.
The wine goes well with red meat and cheeses.
Looking original grape varieties and new ways of development of the wine business and the company's image "Laroche", Michel Laroche turned his attention to land in South Africa - in particular on the estate L'Avenir in Stellenbosch region, occupying 70 hectares of which 55 hectares of vineyards are given under . Laroche bought the estate in 2005, and in 2006 added to the farm lands another 48 hectares. Chief oenologist and winemaker Domain is a young and talented Tinus Els - a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch.
"L'Avenir" is one of the most beautiful places in South Africa, a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean. Here is dominated by warm-temperate climate, thanks to the southern latitude of 32 °. Ocean temperature with cold water coming out of Antarctica in the summer rarely exceeds 15-16 ° C, which is a prerequisite for freshness climate. In the coastal zone and concentrated grape growing, for which the conditions are very favorable. In the vineyards grow international varieties: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, but most of all on the square is the Pinotage - the dominant grape variety in South Africa.