Leopards Leap Culinaria Collection Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2015

Leopard's Leap Culinaria Pinot Noir Chardonnay has a well-defined structure, long on acidity and chock-full of fruity flavours such as white pear, cranberry,and pomegranate culminating in a luscious crème brûlée finish.Combining the characteristics of both a white and a red wine,this blend is exceptionally flexible in food-and-wine matching.

Combining the characteristics of both a white and a red wine, this blend is exceptionally flexible in food-and-wine matching.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.26 g/l  pH : 3.23  ta : 5.49 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

Culinaria Pinot Noir Chardonnay is a Wine of Origin Western Cape. Grapes used for the production of this Burgundy-style blend originate from Durbanville (Chardonnay) and Perdeberg (Pinot Noir).

The Pinot Noir component from Perdeberg enjoys south-easterly afternoon winds that cool down the whole valley, while the vines grow in well-drained soils – conditions that contribute largely to varietal flavours of this variety. The Chardonnay component from Durbanville originates from vines growing on south-easterly slopes situated close to the Atlantic ocean, where a cool growing climate ensures favourable slower ripening.

in the cellar : Both varieties were harvested at an average of 23 degrees Balling, bunch-sorted and whole-bunch pressed. The juice was allowed to settle, then fermented separately. A component of the Chardonnay was fermented in 500-litre third-fill French oak barrels for three months.

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