L'Avenir Provenance Pinotage

L’Avenir Provenance Pinotage, Stellenbosch

Another consecutive dry and early vintage for Stellenbosch. L’Avenir’s wines have shown notable elegance, with silky tannins, delicate fruit flavours and lower alcohols. These wines are specifically drinking well at a younger age, but great balance and a fine tannin structure promise impressive ageing potential.

Tasting Notes

An elegant reference of Stellenbosch Pinotage. The L’Avenir Provenance Pinotage is medium-bodied, exhibiting a fine balance between fruit and spiciness, with a smooth and refined texture.
COLOUR:  Ruby red.
BOUQUET:  Attractive notes of cherries and mulberries, complemented by the sweet spiciness that is typical to fine Pinotage.
TASTE:  Medium-bodied, with fine-grained, silky tannins. The palate is smooth and offers seductive notes of crushed pomegranate, juicy plums and black cherries. Refined and sophisticated, with a delicate balance, showcasing the finesse and restrained power of modern Pinotage.

With an alluring sweet spiciness that is unique to Pinotage, this wine pairs remarkably well with a mild Indian curry, as well as the popular Cape Malay dish, bobotie.

Another consecutive dry and early vintage for Stellenbosch. L’Avenir’s wines have shown notable elegance, with silky tannins, delicate fruit flavours and lower alcohols. These wines are specifically drinking well at a younger age, but great balance and a fine tannin structure promise impressive ageing potential.

Grapes were harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Each vineyard was individually vinified. Once the grapes were crushed, the mash was cooled and fermentation took place for 5-10 days at 26°C. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in steel tanks, as well as 300-litre French barrels for 10 to 14 months, using a combination of new, second and third-fill French oak. The final blend was based on a meticulous barrel selection.

Alcohol:  13.5%
TA: 5.9 g/L
ph: 3.52
RS: 3.1 g/L

THE VINEYARDS
A selection of the finest Pinotage vineyards on the northern slopes of L’Avenir Estate. Soil types include Glenrosa and Oakleaf – known for the production of magnificent Stellenbosch reds, with notable ageing potential.
AGE OF VINES
On average 19 years.
AVERAGE YIELD
8 tonnes per hectare.

Another consecutive dry and early vintage for Stellenbosch. L’Avenir’s wines have shown notable elegance, with silky tannins, delicate fruit flavours and lower alcohols. These wines are specifically drinking well at a younger age, but great balance and a fine tannin structure promise impressive ageing potential.

Tasting Notes

An elegant reference of Stellenbosch Pinotage. The L’Avenir Provenance Pinotage is medium-bodied, exhibiting a fine balance between fruit and spiciness, with a smooth and refined texture.
COLOUR:  Ruby red.
BOUQUET:  Attractive notes of cherries and mulberries, complemented by the sweet spiciness that is typical to fine Pinotage.
TASTE:  Medium-bodied, with fine-grained, silky tannins. The palate is smooth and offers seductive notes of crushed pomegranate, juicy plums and black cherries. Refined and sophisticated, with a delicate balance, showcasing the finesse and restrained power of modern Pinotage.

With an alluring sweet spiciness that is unique to Pinotage, this wine pairs remarkably well with a mild Indian curry, as well as the popular Cape Malay dish, bobotie.

Another consecutive dry and early vintage for Stellenbosch. L’Avenir’s wines have shown notable elegance, with silky tannins, delicate fruit flavours and lower alcohols. These wines are specifically drinking well at a younger age, but great balance and a fine tannin structure promise impressive ageing potential.

Grapes were harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Each vineyard was individually vinified. Once the grapes were crushed, the mash was cooled and fermentation took place for 5-10 days at 26°C. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in steel tanks, as well as 300-litre French barrels for 10 to 14 months, using a combination of new, second and third-fill French oak. The final blend was based on a meticulous barrel selection.

Alcohol:  13.5%
TA: 5.9 g/L
ph: 3.52
RS: 3.1 g/L

THE VINEYARDS
A selection of the finest Pinotage vineyards on the northern slopes of L’Avenir Estate. Soil types include Glenrosa and Oakleaf – known for the production of magnificent Stellenbosch reds, with notable ageing potential.
AGE OF VINES
On average 19 years.
AVERAGE YIELD
8 tonnes per hectare.

  • 86

    points

    Wine Spectator, November 2020

    "Dark and brooding, with a smoky veil over dark cherry, bramble and dark chocolate notes. Soft tannins. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 500 cases imported."

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