Since the middle of the 19th Century, the de Villiers family has owned and managed the beautiful Landskroon Estate on the south-western slopes of the iconic Paarl Mountain with its three massive granite pearls. Each generation has been headed by a Paul de Villiers and the current Cellarmaster, Paul de Villiers is the 5th generation Paul. They have been known for their sublime reds and fabulous Port style wines, indeed the current Paul took the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year with his Port. They have long produced excellent white wines and the Landskroon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is an example of the quality of their whites.
Harvested by hand, the grapes are brought to the cellar where they are cooled to 12°C. Once at temperature, they are destalked and crushed lightly. The free run juice and a light pressing juice are then fermented slow and at 13°C. The wine is then prepared for bottling
It looks like
Packed under screw cap in a Bordeaux shaped green glass bottle. Elegant Anthony Lane deigned label. In the glass, a gem right pale golden straw with youthful lime green flashes.
It smells like
Good whiffs of the ‘green’ aromas of Sauvignon, fresh cut grass and scrunched fynbos herbs.
It tastes like
Clever blending of the components has resulted in the green flavours being there and introduced some tropical notes of melon, desiccated pineapple and grapefruit.
It’s good with
Juice-making as a refreshing mid-morning sipper. Perfect as an aperitif to take you into a meal. Or with a crisp summery dish like Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut and Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. Click here for her recipe.
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