*4R* 2016 Avondale Wine Estate "Jonty's Ducks" Pekin Red (Western Cape, SA)

Weight: 4R

Varietal: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot 

Region: Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Biodynamic     Organic 

"Jonty's Ducks" is an ode to owner Jonathan Grieve's 'posse' of ducks which patrol the vineyard. These ducks look for and destroy snails which eat the vines, as an eco-friendly way to avoid using chemicals against pets in the vineyard. 

Blackcurrant, licorice and a hint of dark chocolate lead into a fresh, fruit driven palate with a hint of ground coffee on the finish. The lingering finish layered with fruit and a silky texture leave you waiting for your next sip.