L’Avenir re-envisions the future through a sophisticated range of sparkling wines created exclusively from noble Stellenbosch grape varietals and made in the time-honoured French tradition of Champagne. Meaning ‘the future’ in French, this celebrated international label is returning to its visionary philosophy of global collaboration and local innovation in Méthode Cap Classique creations that represent today’s celebration of tomorrow.
With the beautiful days of summer approaching and the year drawing to a close, L’Avenir, the French-owned Stellenbosch estate, introduces their Brut Rosé 2012 Cap Classique, packaged in a stylish gift pack, to celebrate the festive season and toast the New Year.
Describing themselves as ‘Proudly South African with a touch of French Flair’, L’Avenir’s Brut Rosé 2012 is a classical Champagne blend of Pinot Noir 36%, Chardonnay 33% and Pinot Meunier 6% - reflecting L’Avenir’s close collaboration with its French family, Advini - with 25% Pinotage, in honour of South Africa’s signature varietal which has driven the estate’s acclaim.
Packaged in a stylish gift pack to celebrate the festive season and toast the future.
The vineyards: The grapes were sourced from four select, meticulously cared for vineyards in Stellenbosch’s golden triangle. With the Indian Ocean less than 20km away, the gentle afternoon sea breezes drift over the farm, exerting a cooling influence on the vineyards.
Vintage: A mild to warm harvest period and careful hand picking at an early stage of ripeness ensured good natural acidity and concentrated berry fruitiness.
In the cellar: The grapes were softly pressed and the juice was fermented in stainless tanks and left ‘sur lie’ (on the primary lees) for 3 months. After a controlled second fermentation in the bottle, to create the magical tiny bubble sparkle, an extended 18 month period of yeast contact was allowed to ensure maximum development of this exceptional sparkling wine.
Elegantly packaged in a matt silver box, the L’Avenir Brut Rosé 2012 retails for approximately R180.
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L'Avenir is a hidden gem, located just outside the quaint town of Stellenbosch. This boutique estate with extraordinary views, nestled in the valley below the magnificent Simonsberg Mountains, is as pretty as a picture. At the heart of the estate, surrounding an exquisite Jacaranda tree, the charming Cellardoor tasting room, wine cellar and Country Lodge overlook lush green lawns, tranquil dams and rolling vineyards.
L’Avenir Estate is open for wine tasting and sales: Monday to Friday: 9am until 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Sunday: 10am to 4pm. Cellar tours by appointment only.
Tel: 021 889 5001 × Email: firstname.lastname@example.org × Website: www.lavenirestate.co.za