OLDER VINTAGES

Only wines and vintages that received high accolades and/or of exceptional quality are posted on the Lazanou Older Vintages page. The number of bottles available of each of these wines are very limited adding a scarcity value to these wines. It is highly unlikely that these wines are still available for purchase anywhere but directly from Lazanou Organic Vineyards. If we are unable to supply the quantity you order, you will be informed how many bottles we still have in stock. In some cases stock might be limited to one or two bottles


ChARDONNAY 2013

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VineyardS Vineyards 2 and 3 (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Vinification Fermented in used French oak barrels
Maturation Matured on the lees in used French oak barrels for 8 months
Analysis Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 2.4 g/litre;
TA 6.0g/litre; pH 3.65
CASES Only 241 cases produced
Tasting notes A delicious, medium-bodied combination of ripe fruit and minerality with good structure and verve. This wine tingles with glace’ pineapple, lime and stone fruit. Eight months in French oak barrels adds rich leesy breadth and caramel tone. Good food partner.
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price R300.00

Chenin Blanc 2008 (un-WOODED)   Single Vineyard Wine
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Vintage: 2008
Vineyard: Vineyard 1 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 27 February 2008
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 23.6 B; TA 5.2; pH 3.77
Vinification: Harvesting is determined by analysis and predominantly tasting of the grapes. After de-stemming grapes are gently pressed. Contact with the lees is maintained for 6 months to soften the edges, incorporate acidity and improve mouth feel. Intervention is minimized.
Maturation: Kept on lees for 6 months.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 2.0 g/litre;
TA 6.31 g/litre; pH 3.38
Bottled: August 2008
CASES produced: 400
RATINGS & Awards: - Gold Medal, 2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
- Best White Wine and Best Wine Overall 2009 Nedbank Green Wine Awards (Read more)
Tasting notes: ‘A subtly styled, un-wooded wine from 21 year old vines, showing Chenin’s signature apple, quince and almond flavours. The palate is balanced by zesty acidity with a clean summer-fresh farewell ideal for light meals and alfresco fare’. (Cape Wine Master)
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price R300.00
 

Chenin Blanc 2009 (WOODED)   Single Vineyard Wine

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Vintage: 2009
Vineyard: Vineyard 1 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 11 February 2009
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 24.4 B; TA 3.73; pH 3.56
Vinification: Regime with picking and sorting before fermentation. After settling wine was taken to new 255 litre French oak barrels and kept on lees for 9 months.
Maturation: Nine months in 225 litre French oak barrels.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 2.1 g/litre;
TA 5.6 g/litre; pH 3.23
Bottled: 7 December 2009
CASES produced: 226
RATINGS & Awards: platter 4 ½ stars Platter 2011
Silver Medal, 2010 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Tasting notes: ‘This delicious, medium bodied food wine, combines vibrant, racy acidity with concentrated stewed quince, honey and lime flavours. Subtle oaking imparts creamy, spicy undertones, finishing with a lingering farewell.’ (Cape Wine Master)
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price R400.00
 

Chenin Blanc 2014

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VineyardS Vineyard 1 and 8 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Vinification Cold fermented.
Maturation Matured on the lees for 7 months. No oak used.
Analysis Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 2.2 g/litre;
TA 6.1 g/litre; pH 3.44
CASES Only 263 cases produced
Tasting notes

This delicious, medium bodied food wine, combines vibrant, racy acidity with concentrated stewed quince, honey and lime flavours. Left on the lees for seven months imparts creamy, spicy undertones, finishing with a lingering farewell. A good food partner.

AWARDS
2014 Gold Medal. 2014 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2013 Gold Medal. 2013 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2011 4 Stars, 2012 Nedbank Green Wine Awards
2009 4 ½ Stars, 2011 Platter Wine Guide
2009 Silver Medal, 2010 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2008 Organic Trophy, 2009 Nedbank Green Wine Awards
2008 Gold Medal, 2009 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2007 Silver Medal, 2008 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
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price R200.00
 

VIOGNIER 2011  (LIGHTLY WOODED)

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Vintage: 2011
Vineyard: Vineyard 7 & 9 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 11 February 2011
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 25.04 B; TA 3.82 g/litre; pH 3.81
Vinification: Kept on lees for 9 months
Maturation: Matured in 30% new French oak barrels for 9 months.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 2.5 g/litre;
TA 5.39 g/litre; pH 3.48
Bottled: 15 November 2011
CASES produced: 135
RATINGS & Awards:

3 ½ Stars - 2013 Platter Wine Guide
86/100 Miguel Chan Wine Journal

Tasting notes:

‘Deep golden colour with rich, distinctive and complex aroma’s. Viognier’s signature ripe apricots mixed with orange blossoms. Tropical fruit flavour with creamy fouthfeel. Matured in French oak barrels for 8 months. The perfect food partner.’(Cape Wine Master)

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price R300.00
 

VIOGNIER 2013

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VineyardS Vineyard 7 and 9 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Vinification Cold fermented.
Maturation Matured on lees for 5 months. No oak used.
Analysis Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 2.5 g/litre;
TA 5.5 g/litre; pH 3.51
CASES Only 94 cases produced
Tasting notes

‘Deep golden colour with rich, distinctive and complex aroma’s. Viognier’s signature ripe apricots mixed with orange blossoms. Tropical fruit flavour with creamy mouthfeel. The perfect food partner.’

AWARDS 2013
Double Gold Medal. 2013 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
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price R200.00

Syrah / Mourvedre 2011 blend 

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Vineyards Vineyard 5 (Syrah 72%) and 6 (Mourvedre 28%) (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Vinification Cold maceration for 24 hours. Fermentation on the skins. Regular pump overs. Pressed, racked and blended prior to maturation.
Maturation Matured for 20 months in predominantly French oak.
Analysis Alcohol 13.5 %; Residual Sugar 2.5 g/litre; TA 5.6 g/litre; pH 3.46
CASES Only 864 cases produced
Tasting notes ‘A bold new world style duo of 72% Syrah and 28% Mourvèdre. Rich, wild berry flavours are reined in by Mourvèdre’s savoury tone and dusty, spicy tannins from a brush of predominantly French and a touch of American oak. Robust, exuberant and youthful for enjoyment with food now and after a few years ageing’.
AWARDS
2011 Silver Medal. 2013 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2009 Silver Medal, 2010 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2009 4 ½ Stars, 2011 Platter Wine Guide
2009 Bronze Medal, 2010 Millesime Bio Int'l Wine Awards
2008 Gold Medal, 2009 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2008 Gold Medal, Mundus Vini Biofach, Germany
2008 Silver Medal, 2009 Millesime Bio Int'l Wine Awards
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price R3o0.00

Syrah 2007 (WOODED)  Single Vineyard Wine  

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Vintage: 2007
Vineyard: Vineyards 4 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 28 February 2007
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 24.8 B;
TA 5.5 g/litre; pH 3.6
Vinification: Grapes are sorted twice. First to remove leaves and sun burnt grapes. Bunches are then de-stemmed before berry sorting on vibrating table. Whole berry fermented.
Maturation: Matured in mainly French 225 litre oak barrels (40% new) for 12 months
Analysis: Alcohol 14%; Residual Sugar 2.9 g/litre;
TA 6 g/litre; pH 3.34
Bottled: May 2008
CASES produced: 420
Ratings & Awards: Silver Medal, 2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Tasting notes: ‘Rich, deep crimson hue with inviting aromas of ripe plum, sweet tobacco and polished leather. The abundance of fruit is only partially tempered by some barrel fermentation and twelve months oak maturation, which adds a sweet spicy nuance and balancing dry tannic structure. This is a bold food styled syrah with a lingering, warm, spiced farewell. It can be enjoyed now and after a few years ageing’. (Cape Wine Master)
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price R600.00
 

Syrah 2008 (WOODED)  Single Vineyard Wine  

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Vintage: 2008
Vineyard: Vineyards 4 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 06 March 2008
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 27.2 B; TA 3.7 g/litre; pH 4.02
Vinification: Grapes are sorted twice. First to remove leaves and sun burnt grapes. Bunches are then de-stemmed before berry sorting on vibrating table. Whole berry fermented
Maturation: Matured in 225 litre French 225ml oak barrels for 12 months
Analysis:
Alcohol 14%; Residual Sugar 4.2 g/litre;
TA 5.1 g/litre; pH 3.68
Bottled: 25 June 2009
CASES produced: 408
Ratings & Awards: platter 4 ½ stars Platter 2011
Tasting notes:
Careful whole berry selection and fermentation, produces ripe. Smoky plum and black pepper flavours with a beautiful silky mouthfeel. Oaking in French barrels is deftly integrated into the wine, which is rich, structured and elegant, deserving an invitation to dinner!(Cape Wine Master)
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price R500.00
 

Syrah 2009 (WOODED)  Single Vineyard Wine  

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Vintage: 2009
Vineyard: Vineyards 4 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 09 March 2009
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 25.8 B; TA 4.57 g/litre; pH 3.78
Vinification: Grapes are sorted twice. First to remove leaves and sun burnt grapes. Bunches are then de-stemmed before berry sorting on vibrating table. Whole berry fermented
Maturation: Matured in 225 litre French 225ml oak barrels for 13 months
Analysis:
Alcohol 14%; Residual Sugar 2.5 g/litre;
TA 5.3 g/litre; pH 3.53
Bottled: 25 June 2010
CASES produced: 397
Ratings & Awards:

3 ½ stars Platter 2012
Organic Trophy - 2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Double Gold - 2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
86+/100 Miguel Chan Wine Journal

Tasting notes:
Careful whole berry selection and fermentation, produces ripe. Smoky plum and black pepper flavours with a beautiful silky mouthfeel. Oaking in French barrels is deftly integrated into the wine, which is rich, structured and elegant, deserving an invitation to dinner!(Cape Wine Master)
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price R700.00
 

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