Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon
Landskroon which was established in 1692 is currently owned by the families of Paul and Hugo de Villiers. The cellar is situated on the south-western slopes of Paarl Mountain, where the De Villiers family has been winemakers for five generations.
The members of the De Villers family found a formula which worked and still works today, that same formula allowed them to manage and run the estate efficiently as well as handle the business side of things with the same much enthusiasm, passion, dedication and focus, as the wine making team does when it comes to producing wines like the amazing Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon.
It was only in 1974 that the first wine was bottled and marketed under the Landskroon name and in 1994 the first bottles were exported abroad, this ushered in a new era for the De Villiers family where they had to increase productivity and storage making upgrades and this was achieved by making cellar upgrades. As well as by bringing new barrel maturation and storage cellars.
The grapes for the Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the other wines were harvested at 25°B, destemmed and transferred to open fermentation tanks. After the addition of selected yeasts the juice, together with the skins, were allowed to ferment at controlled temperatures of 25°C – 28°C. Regular punch downs allowed for optimum colour and tannin extraction.
On the nose
Subtle and soft tannins with lovely oak flavours.
On the palate
Full bodied wine with dark berry flavours and touches of cedar and spice.