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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
100% Chenin Blanc

Hand-selected for their excellence, the vineyard blocks used to create our flagship Single Block range comprise some of the oldest vines in
the Stellenbosch area. These wines are a tribute to their terroir and are crafted with precision to showcase this. The 2.0ha planting of Chenin
Blanc is the oldest on the farm. Established in 1973, this single block is also one of the oldest in South Africa still used for vinification.
Left on the healthy lees, in Acacia and French oak barrels for 12 months, whilst performing battonage on a weekly basis for 3 months, then on a monthly basis.

A full palate bursting with delicate tropical flavors of pineapple, pear and apricot followed by a touch of citrus fruit that lingers with

The gentle acidity ensures that this wine remains refreshing, crisp and ideal to accompany seafood on a languorous summer’s day.



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