Landskroon Paul de Villiers Merlot 2015

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Merlot 2015

Rich and full-bodied with a delicious flavour of berry fruits and an undertone of dark chocolate. An excellent balance of finely structured tannins, brooding dark fruit, freshness and length of aftertaste.

The quintessential Sunday Roast wine, it is as comfortable with the roasted meats, real gravy and traditional accompaniments as it is with a cut off the coals at a family barbecue or a platter of charcuterie and artisanal cheeses. Serve at 16 - 19°C.

variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Landskroon Wines
winemaker : Michiel du Toit
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.30 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.90 g/l  va : 0.58 g/l  so2 : 107 mg/l  fso2 : 24 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2015 Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
2014 Veritas Awards - Gold
2014 Michelangelo International Awards - Silver

ageing : 5 - 6 years

LANDSKROON (est. 1692) is currently owned by the families of Paul and Hugo de Villiers. The cellar is situated on the south-western slopes of Paarl Mountain, where the De Villiers family has been winemakers for five generations.
Cellarmaster: Paul de Villiers
Winemaker: Michiel du Toit

in the vineyard : Limited irrigation of between 50 and 100mm is applied during drier summers in order to allow for optimum development and ripening of grapes.Vary from decomposed granites to well drained sandy loam with gravel underlays.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24°B.

in the cellar : Grapes were destemmed and transferred to open and closed stainless steel fermentation tanks. After the addition of selected yeast the juice, together with the skins, were allowed to ferment at controlled temperatures of 25°C - 27°C.

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