Leopards Leap Culinaria Collection Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2016

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 : 12.5 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

The Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection is a celebration of the harmony in which food and wine complement one another. Matching the finest in food with the finest in wine is the very reason behind this exquisite collection - to create optimal enjoyment through mutual enhancement.

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 Elgin (Pinot Noir). The Pinot Noir component from Elgin enjoys exposure to cool ocean breezes that contribute to slow ripening conditions resulting in a well developed varietal flavour intensity. 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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