This South African Shiraz can hold its own anywhere in the world
Nestled on the southwestern slopes of the Helderberg, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, lies a prime wine growing district and home to the exquisite Avontuur Estate.
Famous over the decades for its beautiful Thoroughbred Stud Farm, Avontuur's emphasis has always been on quality rather than quantity and this vision stems right through to the estate's premier wine range, all six of which are named after some of the great horses who have made the Thoroughbred Stud.
One wine in particular can hold its own almost anywhere in the world and is a must-add to you cellar today…
Introducing the award-winning Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz 2011
Named after the Stud farm’s first stallion whose offspring have made millions for owners around the world, this world-class Shiraz was once again awarded a Top 100 SA Wines award in April this year.
The estate’s winemaker Jan van Rooyen, who has nearly two decades worth of winemaking experience, was thrilled with this second win and believes Avontuur is definitely on the right path in the development of this varietal on the farm.
This award, amongst others, is no surprise to those who have had the pleasure of tasting this popular Shiraz.
This elegantly rich red is an absolute delight
The wine itself is elegant rather than overbearingly alcoholic and spicy and although released only recently, this Shiraz already has a following of devoted wine lovers.
The Avontuur Dominion Royale Shiraz 2011 was produced out of the Shiraz grape, which is a very popular red variety amongst experts because of its quality and typical full-bodied aroma.
Appearing dark in the glass, it smells of white pepper, cinnamon and mellow plums with the aftertaste being soft and fruity and well-balanced making it the perfect complement to flavourful red meats like venison, beef lamb and even ostrich fillet.
So if you love red meat, you owe it to yourself to pop open a bottle of this luscious red wine