Avondale Estate is one of my very favourite wineries out there, not just because they take earth-friendly organic and biodynamic measures to new heights, but because they make fabulous wines as well (not that I’m a wine buff – I just know what I like).

I’m looking forward to trying out their latest addition to their range, the La Luna 2006:

March 2011: Avondale, a family-own and run wine estate near Paarl, has released the 2006 vintage of La Luna. Avondale practices a unique mix of organic and biodynamic wine farming combined with the best that modern science has to offer, an approach they call Bio-LOGIC®.

La Luna derives its name from the way the moon influences our living system, and reflects the biodynamic farming methodology employed on the farm. By being attuned to the cosmic influences and rhythms, Avondale is able to fine tune its activities on the farm to be in harmony with the celestial forces.

The wine is a blend of organically-grown Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Cabernet Franc (30%), Merlot (20%) and Petit Verdot (20%), matured in French Oak barrels for 12 to 16 months.

The velvety red blend offers scents of cedar, truffles and dark fruit with subtle forest and herb undertones, while full plum and mulberry flavours and soft tannins combine for a lovely, vibrant suppleness.

The La Luna 2006 red blend is now available from Avondale. For more information about Avondale and its range of nature-friendly wines, visit www.avondalewine.co.za

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