Landskroon Cinsaut / Shiraz 2013

A medium bodied, soft, fruity wine with a lingering finish.

Serve with light barbeque meals or smoked chicken.Serve well chilled in summer,otherwise 16-19°C.

variety : Cinsaut [ 50% Cinsaut, 44% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Touriga Nacional ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Abraham van Heerden
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.60 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or within the next 3 years.

in the vineyard : Age of Vines: 10 - 14 years
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: Bush vines
Cinsaut-8 tons per hectare
Shiraz- 6 tons per hectare

about the harvest: /13The 2 wines that were used to make up this blend were separately harvested at 24.5° B. 
Yield: Cinsaut - 8 tons per hectare
Shiraz - 6 tons per hectare

in the cellar : The grapes were destalked and juice and skins were transferred to open fermentation tanks and allowed to ferment down to 5°B. Hereafter the juice was drawn off from the skins and transferred to closed fermentation tanks. Any juice remaining in the skins were recovered with the use of a gentle tank press. On completion of the fermentation on- staves-process the wine was racked from the lees. Blending took place approximately 4 months after fermentation was completed. The wine was then protein and tartrate stabilized before bottling.

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