The Avontuur team and winemaker Jan van Rooyen were excited on Wednesday when the Young Wine Show’s Regional Trophy for Pinotage was awarded to the Estate’s 2018 Pinotage.
“It comes after a few years where we’ve placed more emphasis on our Pinotage vineyards and have changed the style of the wine produced in the cellar too,” says Jan. “We applied for single vineyard status last year for this specific block and receiving this trophy is a wonderful confirmation that the route we’re taking with this varietal, is the right one!”
Tasting room manager Ella Grimston confirms that the new style, which is more accessible and lighter on the wood treatment, is a big hit with wine consumers and especially Pinotage lovers. “We are getting lots of compliments and the 2014 vintage which is currently on sale, is doing really well,” she commented.
The Avontuur Estate Pinotage 2014 is available in selected retail outlets in the Western Cape and Gauteng, can be purchased from the tasting room or online here http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/wine-store-sa/