Vintage 2018

Jonty`s Duck Pekin Red, Avondale Wine

Product Code: AW02ZZRC

Tasting Notes

Lots of Blackcurrant, liquorice, with a hint of dark chocolate and ground coffee. The wine has an explosion of fruit on the palate and well integrated, elegant tannins to support it. The layers of fruit and silky finish will leave you wanting more, whilst a lingering after taste makes for a rather attractively finish.

Profile

Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Red
14
South Africa
Paarl
6
Screw cap
Avondale Wine
Yes
VI_Product Object
(
     => stdClass Object
        (
            [Image1_URL] => AW02ZZRC.JPG
            [Image2_URL] => 
            [Image3_URL] => 
            [Image1Type] => Jpeg
            [Code] => AW02ZZRC
            [SecondaryDescription] => Jonty`s  Duck  Pekin Red, Avondale Wine
            [Description] => Avondale Wine Jonty`s Duck Pekin Red
            [Vintage] => 2018
            [UnitSize] => 75
            [CaseSize] => 6
            [VATType] => 0
            [VATRateNo] => 1
            [VATPercent] => 23
            [BinNo] => 
            [IsInCustomerList] => 
            [Notes1] => Lots of Blackcurrant, liquorice, with a hint of dark chocolate and ground coffee. The wine has an explosion of fruit on the palate and well integrated, elegant tannins to support it. The layers of fruit and silky finish will leave you wanting more, whilst a lingering after taste makes for a rather attractively finish.
            [Notes2] => Avondale was established on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains to the south of the town of Paarl and 60 kilometres north east of Cape Town. The estate currently has 70 hectares of land planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache, Viognier, Rousanne and Chardonnay vines. The vineyards are certified organic but a number of biodynamic practices are employed as well. According to soil type, vines are planted in particular soil pockets in blocks of around one-hectare. Avondale has 13 different soil types on our land – from cool, dark loam to decomposed granite and decomposed sandstone; from no rock to 75% rock. Avondale makes use of up to 10 different mixes of cover crops, which includes the sowing of the seeds of indigenous plants, to create a vibrant, diverse plant community right in the vineyards.  
            [Notes3] => 
            [Notes4] => 
            [MediaNotes] => James Suckling - 91 Points

            [ServingSuggestion] => Great with red meat and Barbaques			
			

            [WineMakingNotes] => WINEMAKING: Grapes were hand-picked at between 23-24ºB. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, after which wild yeast fermentation was allowed in closed stainless steel tanks. Fermentation peaked at 30°C. Post-fermentation maceration was allowed. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in small used French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 12-14 months in 225 litre barrels (2nd, 3rd and 4th fill)

            [CreationDate] => 2015-06-10T16:56:00
            [StockTotalBottles] => 180
            [StockCases] => 30
            [StockBottles] => 0
            [StockOnOrderTotalBottles] => 0
            [StockOnOrderCases] => 0
            [StockOnOrderBottles] => 0
            [StockOnOrderAvailableTotalBottles] => 0
            [StockOnOrderAvailableCases] => 0
            [StockOnOrderAvailableBottles] => 0
            [StockOnOrderMaxDeliveryDate] => 0001-01-01T00:00:00
            [BasketBottles] => 0
            [BasketCases] => 0
            [BsktLnNo] => 0
            [GroupCode] => G06
            [GroupName] => Paarl
            [SubGroupCode] => G0601
            [SuperGroupCode] => 23
            [SpecialPriceOverride] => 0
            [UnitDescription] => Centilitre
            [ReportTag] => Standard Product
            [ReportTagCode] => A
            [WebProductCategory] => Drinks
            [WebProductCategoryCode] => 001
            [ExciseCode] => 3101
            [ExciseDescription] => IMP. STILL WINE N/E 15% VOL
            [Rating] => -1
            [MinimumOrderQuantity] => 0
            [MaximumOrderQuantity] => 99999999
            [AlcoholicPercentage] => 14
            [AlsoAvailableIn] =>  
            [Appellation] => Paarl
            [ResidualSugar] => 2.5
            [TitratableAcidity] => 5.5
            [Type] => Red
            [TypeCode] => 10
            [Style] => Rich & full bodied
            [StyleCode] => 004
            [OakedStyle] => Not Set
            [OakedStyleCode] => 0
            [ExpectedVintageChange] => Autumn
            [FoodSuggestion1] => Not Set
            [FoodSuggestion2] => Not Set
            [FoodSuggestion3] => Not Set
            [FoodSuggestion4] => Not Set
            [FoodSuggestion5] => Not Set
            [FoodSuggestion1Code] => 0
            [FoodSuggestion2Code] => 0
            [FoodSuggestion3Code] => 0
            [FoodSuggestion4Code] => 0
            [FoodSuggestion5Code] => 0
            [OrganicBiodynamic] => Organic
            [OrganicBiodynamicCode] => 020
            [ClosureStyle] => Screw Cap
            [ClosureStyleCode] => 30
            [WebDisplayRank] => 6
            [CustomListItem1] => Biodynamic
            [CustomListItem1Code] => 030
            [CustomListItem2] => Not Set
            [CustomListItem2Code] => 000
            [CustomListItem3] => Not Set
            [CustomListItem3Code] => 000
            [NextVintage] => 3.47
            [ConditionMarker] => Default Condition
            [CountryCode] => ZA
            [CountryDescription] => SOUTH AFRICA
            [WebCode] => A
            [OnlySellMultiplesOf] => 0
            [MinimumStockLevel1] => 2
            [MinimumStockLevel2] => 5
            [AlternativeStockCode] => 0
            [PriceListType] => L
            [GroupPromotionCode] => 
            [GrossCaseWeight] => 8
            [SpareItem1] =>  
            [SpareItem2] =>  
            [SpareItem3] =>  
            [SpareItem4] =>  
            [SpareItem5] =>  
            [IsNewWebProduct] => 
            [CustomDateTime1] => 1899-12-30T00:00:00
            [CustomDate1] => 1899-12-30T00:00:00
            [CustomTime1] => 00:00
            [CustCase] => 107
            [CustBott] => 17.83
            [CasePrice] => 107
            [CaseNett] => 107
            [CaseVAT] => 24.61
            [CaseList] => 107
            [BottleNett] => 0
            [BottleVAT] => 0
            [CasePrice_OptionalPriceBand] => 107
            [BottlePrice_OptionalPriceBand] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band1] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band1] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band2] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band2] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band3] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band3] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band4] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band4] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band5] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band5] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band6] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band6] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band7] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band7] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band8] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band8] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band9] => 0
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band9] => 0
            [Retail_CasePrice_Band10] => 137.7
            [Retail_BottlePrice_Band10] => 22.95
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band1] => 107
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band1] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band2] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band2] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band3] => 107
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band3] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band4] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band4] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band5] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band5] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band6] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band6] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band7] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band7] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band8] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band8] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band9] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band9] => 0
            [Trade_CasePrice_Band10] => 0
            [Trade_BottlePrice_Band10] => 0
            [Grapes] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [Grape] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => stdClass Object
                                (
                                    [GrapeCode] => G252
                                    [GrapeName] => Sauvignon Blanc
                                    [GrapeCharacteristics] => The white grape in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley that has now found fame in New Zealand and Chile .It performs well in the Loire Valley where it produces bone dry, highly aromatic, racy wines, with grassy and sometimes smoky, gunflint-like nuances.
                                    [GrapePercent] => 30
                                )

                            [1] => stdClass Object
                                (
                                    [GrapeCode] => G267
                                    [GrapeName] => Shiraz
                                    [GrapeCharacteristics] => Pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries. Australian Shiraz is sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart with nuances of dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness. 
                                    [GrapePercent] => 30
                                )

                        )

                )

            [GrowerCode] => AW
            [WinemakerCode] => 0
            [OwnerCode] => 0
            [ProducerCode] =>  
            [Grower] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [Code] => AW
                    [Name] => Avondale Wine
                    [Address1] => Avondale Wine
                    [Address2] => PO Box 602
                    [Address3] => Klein Drakenstein
                    [Address4] => Paarl
                    [Address5] => 7624
                    [Country] => SOUTH AFRICA
                    [Phone] => 0027218631976
                    [Fax] => 0027218631534
                    [Email] => jdg@avondalewine.co.za
                    [Website] => http.//www.avondalewine.co.za/
                    [Notes1] => Situated in the Paarl Valley, 60 kilometres north east of Cape Town, this 160 hectare estate has been cultivated for more than 300 years with records showing that the farm was one of the first in the region to be dedicated to producing wine grapes. Purchased by the Grieve family in 1997, their youngest son, Johnathan has overseen the 
property since the outset. Convinced by the importance of 
environmental harmony, he developed a motto ‘Terra est Vita’ or ‘Soil is Life’ and set about introducing organic and biodynamic practices. 70 hectares of the estate are planted with vines across 13 different soil types, ranging from loam to decomposed granite and sandstone. Varieties are matched to soil type and planted in one hectare blocks with each plot being vinified separately. The winery operates by gravity and no additives are used including less than half the normal doses of sulphites.
                    [Notes2] => 
                    [Notes3] => Paarl
                    [Notes4] => Phoenix Rising
The picturesque 160-hectare farm that is today known as Avondale has been under cultivation for more than 300 years.  Early records show that the land was one of the first in the Paarl valley to be allocated specifically for the production of wine grapes.

    In 1997, John and Ginny Grieve, owners of Vital Health Foods, purchased the Avondale as their family farm.  Youngest son, Johnathan Grieve took up the challenge of transforming this long-used land into a robust, balanced vineyard ecosystem that would ensure that Avondale will support the lives of future generations.
    The first vintage under the Avondale label was produced in 1999.
    In 2000, a catastrophic fire swept down the mountains.  Out of the ashes, rose the opportunity to truly sculpt the land and its natural systems in an unfettered, sustainable way.  Johnathan developed a unique approach to viticulture which he called ‘BioLOGIC®’.  He implemented organic and biodynamic practices – not for the sake of certification but because they worked to promote life on the farm.  Johnathan also looked to what modern science and technologies for sustainability could offer, and seamlessly blended these great ideas, knowledge and methodologies into his farming and wine-making.  Using Nature as model, mentor and measure, Johnathan built soil fertility, planted new vines and set about achieving the goal of making natural, delicious wines in a healthy, balanced environment.
    In 2003, a new state-of-the-art, gravity-flow cellar was built to facilitate a high quality, slow wine production process.

Every step of the way, a holistic, systems-based approach and fine attention to detail has ensured that today, Avondale makes extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature.
                    [Notes5] => Our Ethos

Terra Est Vita – ‘Soil is Life’
At Avondale we practise sustainable and natural viticulture in line with our ethos Terra Est Vita – ‘Soil is Life’.  We know that for the land and the business to thrive, every aspect of our living system must also thrive.  In everything that we do, we uphold the key principle of Life – to constantly create conditions conducive to more Life.

We include our business partners and customers in our holistic view of our vineyard ecosystem and wine-making process.  We know that there is an ever-increasing network that cares, as we do, about both sustainability and quality.  We are inspired to hand-craft our organically-made, premium quality wines so that we ultimately offer customers an extraordinary experience approved by Mother Nature.
                    [Image1_URL] => 
                    [Image2_URL] => 
                    [Image3_URL] => 
                )

            [Winemaker] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [Image1_URL] => 
                    [Image2_URL] => 
                    [Image3_URL] => 
                )

            [Owner] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [Image1_URL] => 
                    [Image2_URL] => 
                    [Image3_URL] => 
                )

            [Producer] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [Image1_URL] => 
                    [Image2_URL] => 
                    [Image3_URL] => 
                )

            [RelatedProducts] => stdClass Object
                (
                )

            [SpecialPriceTestFlag] => NotTested
            [SpecialPriceTestFlagNo] => 0
            [UpdateStock] => 1
            [ConversionFactor] => 2
            [DiscountCaseRating] => 0
            [IsDelisted] => 
            [IsMixedPack] => 
            [MixedPack_AlliedPack1] => 
            [MixedPack_AlliedPack2] => 
            [MixedPack_TotalUnitQuantity] => 0
            [MixedPack_Items] => stdClass Object
                (
                )

            [Barcode_Bottle] => 6009640360004
            [Barcode_Case] => 16009640360001
            [Allergen_Sulphites] => 1
            [Allergen_Milk] => 2
            [Allergen_Egg] => 2
            [Allergen_Fish] => 2
            [Allergen_Nuts] => 2
            [Allergen_Cereals] => 2
            [Allergen_SuitableForVegetarian] => 1
            [Allergen_SuitableForVegan] => 1
            [Allergen_Crustaceans] => 2
            [Allergen_Peanuts] => 2
            [Allergen_Soybeans] => 2
            [Allergen_Celery] => 2
            [Allergen_Mustard] => 2
            [Allergen_Sesame] => 2
            [Allergen_Lupin] => 2
            [Allergen_Molluscs] => 2
            [Allergen_SuitableForGlutenFreeDiet] => 1
            [Allergen_SuitableForEggIntoleranceDiet] => 1
            [Allergen_SuitableForLowFatDiet] => 1
            [Allergen_SuitableForLactoseIntoleranceDiet] => 1
            [LWIN_BaseCode] => 0
            [LWIN_FullCode] => 0
        )

)
OrganicBiodynamicVeganVegetarian

About this product +

Viticulture >

Avondale was established on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains to the south of the town of Paarl and 60 kilometres north east of Cape Town. The estate currently has 70 hectares of land planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache, Viognier, Rousanne and Chardonnay vines. The vineyards are certified organic but a number of biodynamic practices are employed as well. According to soil type, vines are planted in particular soil pockets in blocks of around one-hectare. Avondale has 13 different soil types on our land – from cool, dark loam to decomposed granite and decomposed sandstone; from no rock to 75% rock. Avondale makes use of up to 10 different mixes of cover crops, which includes the sowing of the seeds of indigenous plants, to create a vibrant, diverse plant community right in the vineyards.

Winemaking >

WINEMAKING: Grapes were hand-picked at between 23-24ºB. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, after which wild yeast fermentation was allowed in closed stainless steel tanks. Fermentation peaked at 30°C. Post-fermentation maceration was allowed. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in small used French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 12-14 months in 225 litre barrels (2nd, 3rd and 4th fill)

Awards +

James Suckling - 91 Points

Looking for a specific wine or something from a specific region?
Get in touch, we’d love to help.

Add to cart