Landskroon Cabernet Franc/Merlot 2006

A medium bodied wine loads of plum and berry fruit flavours.

Recommended as a good partner to roasts and venison.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 65% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Paul de Villiers
wine of origin : Paarl, Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.50 % vol  rs : 4.00 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.40 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or within three 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 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: 5 –12 years
Clones: Cabernet Franc – CF1D, Merlot - MO 192/193
Root stock: R99
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: Bush vines and cordon trellised
Yield: 6 – 8 tons per hectare

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24° Balling, destemmed and transferred to open fermentation tanks.

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