Leopards Leap Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2018

A modern interpretation of Burgundy’s best. The elegant burst of citrus from the Chardonnay is beautifully complemented by the delicious raspberry aromas of the Pinot Noir. The emphasis is on the mouthfeel. A lively combination of acidity and fruitiness. The palate reveals fresh red-fruit flavours of cranberry and pomegranate accompanied by Pink Lady apples

The perfect aperitif and a versatile food companion to duck, Mediterranean cuisine, sushi and an array of soft cheeses.

variety : Chardonnay [ 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Renier van Deventerl
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 5.44 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.75 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Off Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The Chardonnay grapes originate from Robertson and the Pinot Noir grapes from Elgin.

about the harvest: Chardonnay picked at 21.5 degrees Balling and Pinot Noir at 23  degrees Balling.

in the cellar : Vinified separately, the two varieties were bunch-sorted and whole bunch pressed. The Chardonnay fermented at 14 degrees Celsius and the Pinot Noir at 14,5 degrees Celsius and both varieties were left on the lees for 6 weeks, to ensure flavour intensity and structural elegance. The two varieties were blended, settled and bottled prior to release.

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