Landskroon Paul de Villiers Reserve 2011

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Reserve 2011

Well integrated oak and fruit flavours. A full bodied wine with soft tannins.

An ideal accompaniment to most meats and cheeses.

variety : Shiraz [ 47% Shiraz, 37% Merlot, 10% Touriga Nacional, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Paul de Villiers
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.77 g/l  pH : 3.52  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2013
Gold Platter Wine Guide 2014 – 4 Stars

ageing : Cellaring: 5 - 6 Years

in the vineyard : 

200Climate: 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 & Nadalie.

Age of Vines: 9 – 23 years
Vines per hectare: 3000
Soil: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising: Bush vines & trellised
Yield: 5 – 6 tons per hectare

about the harvest: The different cultivars were harvested at optimum ripeness and then fermented separately between 25°C & 28°C. During fermentation, skins that tend to rise to the top were regularly pushed down to optimize flavour and colour extraction. Any juice left in the skins was recovered with the use of a gentle tank press. Malolactic fermentation was completed on staves and the wines were then racked from the lees. After a period of barrel maturation it was blended and stabilized before bottling

in the cellar : 

Barrel maturation: Shiraz: 15 months, 1st fill in American oak; Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon: 12 months, 1st fill in French oak; Touriga Nacional 15 months. 4th Fill French oak.

Bottling date: 8 August 2012

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