All gussied up in its brand-new livery, Landskroon Chenin Blanc 2019 steps up to the plate to celebrate Chenin Blanc Day on Saturday.
Paul de Villiers V and his winemakers Michiel du Toit and Dani Brown have done a superb job here, Paul being the fifth generation de Villiers to be Cellarmaster on this estate edging up the South West facing side of the Paarl Mountain with a clear view of Table Mountain on the Southern horizon.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were destalked and crushed. The free run juices and some light pressing juices, to give the wine extra oomph, were used for the long slow cool fermentation. The wine was then prepared for bottling,
From a Burgundy shaped bottle, closed with a screw cap. The livery is in the estate’s elegant new design featuring the De Villers Family crest. In the glass the wine is a brightshining wheaten colour. The aromas and palate run one into the other with sweet tropical limes and rough-skinned lemons. There are whiffs and flavours of fynbos honey and ripe white fleshed peach. From entry the lemony lime acidity runs through to the long and refreshing aftertaste. A wine for now drinking, though it will reward after a year or two of cool cellaring. From this vintage, Landskroon will no longer be producing their Off Dry Chenin.
The Landskroon Chenin Blanc 2019 is a wine for any time, a mid-morning refresher, a sundown sipper. Great with food, usually of the Buttery Roast Organic Chicken type and excellent with Asian dishes. And with a nod to the Vegetarians amongst us [and meat eaters alike], Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Curry with Cashew Nuts is a great match. Click HERE for her recipe.
Read more about Landskroon Wine Estate – CLICK HERE