Landskroon Blanc de Noir 2006

A fresh fruity off-dry white wine made from red grapes. Lovely floral whiffs.

Attractive on it's own but also good company to snacks and light meals. Serve well chilled.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Paul de Villiers
wine of origin : Paarl, Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 7.20 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 1 - 2 years.

in the vineyard : Origin: Paarl, Coastal Region

Climate: Winter Rainfall approximately 600mm per annum. The estate is situated along the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain at an altitude of between 140 and 250 meters above sealevel and benefits from cooling summer breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Irrigation: Limited irrigation of between 50 and 100mm is applied during drier summers in order to allow for optimum development and ripening of grapes.

Soils: Vary from decomposed granited to well drained sandy loam with gravel underlays.

Coopers: Sylvain, Schahinger, Trust & Nadalie.

Age of vines: 13 years
Clones: P148A, P148C, P148B
Rootstock: R99, 101/14
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: 70% trellised
Yield: 8.70 tons per hectare

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 22.5º Balling and juice obtained by subjecting the whole bunches to a gentle tank press.

in the cellar : After allowing the juice to settle overnight the clean juice was separated and wine yeast added. The temperature during fermentation was maintained to 15ºC. In order to obtain the desired sugar level for an off-dry wine, concentrated grape sugar was added. Protein stabilization was achieved with a bentonite fining whereafter the wine was subjected to tartrate stabilisation at -2°C.

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