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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% Pinotage

Vinification
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. 10.49 hectares of
Pinotage is planted with the oldest vines established in 1985, to the most recent planting in 2007.
18 months in 1-2 use French oak barrels, and stainless steel, with as long as possible bottle ageing.

Bouquet
Ripe black cherries, plums, spice and chocolate are predominant on the nose, mixed with floral notes and traces of tobacco.

Taste
Rich plummy fruit and complex oak flavors linger in the mouth, ending with ample soft tannins. Will mature well over the next decade.

Alcohol
14.5%

 

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