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L’Avenir estate was founded by Mauritian-born, Marc Wiehe, in 1992. In tribute to the celebrated terroir of the historical Stellenbosch
wine region, L’Avenir focuses on producing elegant wines which showcase their unique setting. We focus on the two varietals which
form the foundation stone of the South African wine industry – tipping our hat to the heritage of Chenin Blanc while embracing the innovation inherent in Pinotage. Despite L’Avenir Estate only having been established in 1992, our
soils have been under vine since the beginning of the Stellenbosch wine region. The majority of our vineyards have reached full maturity,
resulting in naturally limited yields of the highest quality grapes. We keep our focus on the vineyards, in order to produce premium quality
grapes. Based at the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain range within an area referred to as the “Golden Triangle” of wine. Our soil types are varied and include Glenrosa, which is considered to be one of the Cape’s best soil configurations for the vine. A vein of disintegrated shale, which is particularly suited to Pinotage vines, runs through the property. The farm lies in a cleft in the land, so we have slopes that face in every direction, creating a natural diversity of styles. Driven by
their terroir and enhanced by international collaboration, our wines showcase the best of both the New & Old World.

Production Area
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape Varieties
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc

Vinification
The vineyards are primarily Glenrosa soil (decomposed shale above clay). Supplementary irrigation is only practiced during the hot, dry
summer months when the water table may become parched. The Indian Ocean is less than 13 miles away, and gentle afternoon sea breezes drift over the farm and exert a cooling influence against the late afternoon Cape sun.
Depending on the varietal, ageing varies from 10–14 months in 225L French Oak barrels.

Bouquet
A very elegant and delicious Red-blend with a tendency towards a more sundried grassy veld character of fynbos (native shrubland)
and ripe tobacco leaves.

Taste
An expression of intense fruitiness and dark
berries. The spicy-ripe tannins are perfectly suited to pair with rich and hearty cuisine.

Alcohol
13.6%

 

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