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Leopards Leap Culinaria Collection Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2020

Leopards Leap Culinaria Collection Pinot Noir / Chardonnay 2020

Leopard's Leap Culinaria Pinot Noir Chardonnay has a well-defined structure, inviting colour and bursts with prominent flavours of pomegranate, fresh red berries and a lingering citrus palate. Combining the characteristics of both a white and a red grape.

This blend is exceptionally flexible in food-and-wine matching.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.20  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  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.

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).

in the vineyard : The Pinot Noir component from Elgin enjoys winds that cool down the whole valley, while the vines grow in well-drained soils – conditions that contribute largely to the 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.

about the harvest: Pinot Noir grapes were harvested at between 21 and 22.5 degrees Balling. Chardonnay grapes were harvested at between 20 and 22 degrees Balling.

in the cellar : Both varieties were hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed. The juice was allowed to settle, then fermented separately. The wine-makers crafted different blends to ensure the perfect balance of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.