Landskroon Cinsaut Shiraz 2005

Landskroon Cinsaut Shiraz 2005

Mediuim bodied wine with attractive strawberry and raspberry nose. Hint of spices. Well balanced with soft tannins.

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

variety : Cinsaut [ 45% Cinsaut, 40% Shiraz, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Touriga Nacional ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Paul de Villiers
wine of origin : Paarl, Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.70 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.80 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 4 years.

in the vineyard : Origin: Paarl, Coastal Region

Climate: Winter Rainfall approximately 600mm per annum. The estate is situated along the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain at an altitude of between 140 and 250 meters and benefits from cooling summer breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Irrigation: Limited irrigation of between 50 and 100mm is applied during drier summers in order to allow for optimum development and ripening of grapes.

Soils: Vary from decomposed granited to well drained sandy loam with gravel underlays.
Coopers: Sylvain, Schahinger & Trust.

Age of vines: 15 - 25 years
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: Bush vines
Yield: Cinsaut - 8 tons per hectare
Shiraz - 6 tons per hectare
Cabernet Sauvignon - 7 tons per hectare
Touriga Nacional - 9 tons per hectare

about the harvest: The three wines that were used to make up this blend were separately harvested at 24.5° Balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were destalked and juice and skins were allowed to ferment down to 5° Balling. 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 completition 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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