Landskroon Cape Vintage Port 2010

Landskroon Cape Vintage Port 2010

A wine with power and refinement. Ripe plums, blackberries, in bouquet. Smooth but lively palate, attractive dry finish. A dark-coloured fortified wine with beautiful aromas of spicy black prunes and tobacco. Rich and smooth with flavours of concentrated berries.

Style: A dark coloured fortified wine with beautiful aromas of spicy black prunes and tobacco. Rich and smooth with flavours of concentrated berries.

Serve on its own or with matured cheese and fresh nuts after dinner.

variety : Tinta Barocca [ 50% Tinta Barocca, 20% Tinta Amarella, 20% Souzao, 10% Touriga Nacional ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Paul de Villiers & Abraham van Heerden
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 18.00 % vol  rs : 111.6 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.50 g/l  
type : Fortified  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas Awards 2012 - Silver
Winemakers`Choice Awards 2012 - Diamond
CAPPA Port & Wine Challenge 2013 - Gold Medal ( Category: Cape Vintage)

ageing : Enjoy now or over the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : Landskroon (established 1692) is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands of South Africa. The vineyard comprises approximately 300 hectares and is owned by the families of brothers Paul and Hugo de Villiers, direct descendants of the French Huguenots who settled at the Cape during the late 17th Century.

Age of Vines: 11 - 15 years
Clones: -
Rootstock: R99,R110
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam, gravel underlays
Trellising: Trellised & bush vines

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 granites to well drained sandy loam with gravel underlays.
Coopers: Sylvain, Schahinger, Trust & Nadalie.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 25.7° B,destalked and transferred to open fermentation tanks.
Yield: 5 - 6 tons per hectare

in the cellar : During fermentation, skins that tend to rise to the top were regularly pushed down in order to promote good skin contact. At 11.2ºB the juice was separated from the skins and juice remaining in the skins recovered through the use of a gentle tank press. The wine was now fortified to approximately 18.5 Vol. % with the addition of matured brandy spirit. After settling for two weeks the wine was racked once and thereafter transferred to 225 L casks for finishing.

Barrel maturation: 25 months
Type of Wood: Old French Barrels
Bottling date: 7 July 2011

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Tinta Barocca
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