Landskroon Chardonnay 2013

Landskroon Chardonnay 2013

The crisp fruit acid adds liveliness to this wine. Packed with rich lemony fruity and tropical flavours. Dry finish.

Enjoy on its own or with chicken, various fish and shellfish dishes. Serve well chilled.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Abraham van Heerden
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.00 % vol  rs : 3.49 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.20 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Best Value Wine Guide 2014 - 3 Stars

ageing : Up to two years.Best while young and fresh.

in the vineyard : Grapes were harvested during the cool of the day at 23°B, destalked and left on the skins for 7 hours

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.
Vineyard Information:
Age of Vines:7 - 16 years
Clones:CY227B, CY55G, CY3
Rootstock:R99
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: Cordon system
Yield: 5 tons per hectare

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested during the cool of the day at 23°B,destalked and left on the skins for 7 hours.

in the cellar : After pressing, the juice was allowed to settle overnight - the clean juice was separated and selected yeast added. Initial temperatures were controlled at around 15°C but towards the final stages of fermentation it was allowed to rise to approximately 17°C thereby facilitating optimum conditions for completion of the process. After clarification the wine was stabilised for protein and tartrates.

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