Landskroon - Bush camp The Sundowner White
A medium bodied dry refreshing wine with clear lemon, lime and peach tones.
|Style||Crisp dry refreshing wine with clear lemon, lime and peach tones.|
|Food||Serve chilled as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to salads, fish and white meant dishes.|
|Grape Varietal||Chenin blanc|
|Origin||Paarl Coastal Region, South Africa|
|Cultivar||100% Chenin Blanc|
Winemaker: Paul de Villiers (Jnr) (since 1980) who was recently nominated by Diners Club South Africa as the winner of their Wine Maker of the Year Award for the year 2000.
Landskroon (established 1692) is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands of South Africa.
The vineyard comprises approximately 275 hectares and is owned by the families of brothers Paul and Hugo de Villiers, direct descendants of the French Huguenots who settled at the Cape during the late 17th Century.
This flagship winery stands out among the fine wine producers in Paarl and their wines regularly receive awards at wine shows around the world. Recently, the Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 was voted the best value South African Cabernet in the U.K. by Decanter magazine and their Pinotage 2004 was joint winner in the ”best value” category of Wine magazine.
Today the farm comprises some 700 acres of which 470 acres is planted to vines.
More than 75% of the vineyards are red wine cultivars with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage and Cinsaut.
In addition, some 10% of the vineyards are devoted to the port cultivars Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roriz, Souzâo and Touriga Nacional.
Approximately 35 acres of the vineyards are renewed annually and new plantings concentrate on Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.