A medium to full-bodied wine with flavours of plum and raspberry. Hints of vanilla and oak. Soft mouthfeel and well integrated tannins.
100% pinotage. Grapes were harvested at 24B, 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 25-28C. Matured over 12 months – New, 2nd fill and 3rd fill French and American oak barrels.
Serve at 16 to 19C with most red meat dishes or game birds.
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.