Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin Red 2010

Characteristics:
Vibrant blend based on 50% Shiraz, 20% CS, CF 10%, 9% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. 12 to 24 months of aging in wood French oak barrels (2nd, 3rd & 4th use). Abundant fruit on the palate with nicely integrated tannins; blackcurrant, dark chocolate and coffee beans. Owner Johnathan Grieve employs a 'posse' of ducks, which patrol the vineyard looking for and destroying snails, which eat the vines. The ducks are an eco-friendly way to avoid using harmful chemical poisons to kill pests.

Food pairing:
Enjoy by the glass, or with tender red meats.

About the winery:
Avondale is situated at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains in the picturesque Paarl Valley. Owner Johnathan Grieve is pioneering the way forward to sustainable viticulture. The grapes are biodynamically grown and the wines are all organically certified.  'Terra est vita' is their ethos. The result are naturally delicious wines!



 

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