Avondale Armilla 2010 Blanc de Blancs, Paarl South Africa

£24.95

Avondale estate in Paarl is an estate like no other, their attention to detail in the vineyard is second to none. Their ethos, Terra Est Vita, meaning ‘Soil is Life’ encapsulates their approach and meticulous vineyard management. Fully organic and biodynamic, they produce a range of wines under the management of Johnathan Grieve that individually and collectively surpasses all expectations. From Armilla, their global award winning sparkling wine, through to La Luna their Bordeaux blend, the range is absolutely stacked with astonishing levels of quality and individuality. For anyone seeking biodynamic wines of exceptional balance, complexity and elegance then Avondale should not be overlooked.

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Tasting notes

Avondale was awarded winner of three top awards at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships including Best South African Sparkling Wine, Best Blanc de Blanc MCC and Best Organic MCC, making them the most successful South African sparkling wine in this competition to date. Impressive stuff on paper, but it’s in the glass where things get exciting. On the nose you’ll find dried pineapple, honey, pistachio, hazelnut, toasted brioche, citrus peel, quince and freshly baked bread.  This complex nose derives from organic viticulture and no less than 60 months on the lees. The palate is creamy with perfect levels of acidity providing a great contrast to the rich toasty fruit. Great stuff again from Mr Grieve and the team at Avondale.

ABV

12.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Closure

Cork

Drink from

2020 – 2025

Food match

Aperitif, or with smoked salmon

Origin

South Africa

Producer

Avondale

Varietal

Chardonnay

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