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Landskroon Blanc de Noir 2012

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

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

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Abraham van Heerden
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 8.74 g/l  pH : 3.22  ta : 6.22 g/l  
type : Red  style : Off Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : To be enjoyed while young and fresh.

in the vineyard : Landskroon (established 1692) is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands of South Africa. The vineyard comprises approximately 200 hectares and is owned by the families of brothers Paul and Hugo de Villiers, direct descendants of the French Huguenots who settled at the Cape during the late 17th Century.

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

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

Vineyard Information:
Age of Vines: 5 - 10 years
Clones: P148A, P148B
Rootstock: 101/14,R99
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: 100% Trellised.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 22.5° Balling.

in the cellar : 

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