Landskroon Dry Chenin Blanc
To be enjoyed while young and fresh. A medium-bodied wine. Honeysuckle, lemon, lime and notes predominate with a subtle hint of dry straw in the background. On the palate the wine is crisp and dry with the lemon and lime notes prevalent.
Grapes were harvested at 22B. Free run juice, together with light pressings were settled for 48 hours before racking to fermentation tanks. Slow cold fermentation at 13C. Unwooded maturation.
The de Villiers family have been making wine in South Africa since 1690. They originally owned land in the Franschoek area and acquired Landskroon in 1874. A longtime pioneer in viticulture and winemaking practices in the Paarl area. Landskroon is regarded by many as one of the best value estate producers in the country. The current cellarmaster, Paul de Villiers V, won the Diners Club South African Winemaker of the Year award in 2000.
The wine pairs well with seafood dishes, light chicken dishes and salads.