2017 Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin Red BIO

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Paarl (Appellation)
Winery Avondale
Vintage 2017
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2028
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"Jonty" here is Jonathan Grieve. He is the winemaker on Avondale but also the keeper of many ducks. His ducks ensure, among other things, that organic viticulture is perfectly possible here as they nibble away all kinds of unwanted weeds and vermin. The Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin red is a blend of Shiraz (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Merlot (9%), Petit Verdot (6%), Malbec (5%). The Pekin Red wine, meanwhile, is pure pleasure! The wine is generous. Deep dark color. A seductive nose of pepper, dried herbs and cassis aromas. It has a medium body on the palate with juicy flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry. Fine acidity and smoothly integrated tannins for the necessary tension at the end. Delicious with Melanzane Parmiggiana, or a home made hamburger.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.

Avondale is committed to fair and decent living and working conditions for all employees and you can taste that in their wines. Their fresh, luscious yet elegant organic white is named after the Jonty's Ducks, a group of ducks who do their job here as natural pest controllers. Owner Johnathan Grieve employs a "posse" of ducks who patrol the vineyard in search of snails, which eat the vines. The ducks are an environmentally friendly way of avoiding the use of harmful chemicals and thus serve as the guardians of the
vines on Avondale (see also duck surveillance video)

Vineyard for 2017 Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin Red BIO

Avondale estate in Paarl is an estate like no other, their attention to detail in the vineyard is second to none. Their ethos, Terra Est Vita, meaning 'soil is life', perfectly encapsulates their approach and meticulous vineyard management. It ensures the premium quality of Avondale's unique naturally made slow wines. The strength of their well-maintained vines leads to excellent grapes bursting with fresh flavors that produce classic wines full of life and character. Entirely organic and biodynamic, under the direction of Jonathan Grieve they produce a range of wines that both individually and collectively exceed all expectations. From Armilla, their globally awarded sparkling wine, to La Luna, their Bordeaux blend. For anyone seeking biodynamic wines with exceptional balance, complexity and elegance, Avondale should not be overlooked.

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Paarl (Appellation)
Winery Avondale
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2017
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Promotion Last bottles, On Sale
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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