Beef, Game, Lamb, Red Meat Curries
|Type of Wine|
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah
Avondale ‘Jonty’s Ducks’ Pekin Red 2017
Grapes were hand-picked at between 23-24ºB. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, after which wild yeast fermentation was allowed in closed stainless-steel tanks. Fermentation peaked at 30˚C. Post-fermentation maceration was allowed. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in small used French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 12-14 Months in 225 litre barrels (2nd, 3rd and 4th fill).
Lots of Blackcurrant, liquorice, with a hint of dark chocolate and ground coffee. The wine has an explosion of fruit on the palate and well-integrated, elegant tannins to support it. The layers of fruit and silky finish will leave you wanting more, whilst a lingering after taste makes for a rather attractive finish.
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Wine of Origin: Paarl
Owner Johnathan Grieve employs a “posse” of ducks, which patrol the vineyard looking for and destroying snails, which eat the vines. The ducks are an eco-friendly way to avoid using harmful chemical poisons to kill pests and act as the guardians of the vines on Avondale.