Sutherland Riesling 2018 (6/case) (R104/BOTTLE)

Sutherland Riesling 2018 (6/case) (R104/BOTTLE)

Regular price R 624.00 Sale

Off – dry and fragrant, with orange blossom, apricots and lime characteristics.

Fragrant and inviting on the nose.

Characteristic aromas of orange blossom and lime, with flavours of white peach and pure minerality on the palate.

MATURATION

Potential to develop beautifully over the next 10 years.

FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy as an aperitif or with salads, chicken and mildly spicy dishes.

VITICULTURAL PRACTICES

Varietal: Riesling

Root stock: Mgt 101-14

Soil type: Tukulu

Age of vines: Planted August 2004

Plant density: 2.7m x 1.6m

Trellising: 7 Wire Perold, with moveable foliage wires

Pruning: Spur pruning

Yield: 11.0 t/ha

Irrigation: Drip

Vintage: The earliest recorded harvest in Sutherland history! Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.

Picking date: 17 February 2015

Grape sugar: 22.00 °B

Acidity: 7.69 g/l

pH at harvest: 3.17

WINEMAKING PRACTICES

Yeasts WE14

Fermentation temp 14 °C

Method De-stalk, crush to press, cold settling followed by fermentation in tank.

WINE DETAILS

Residual sugar 6.2 g/l

pH 3.15

Total acid 6.6 g/l

Alcohol 12.9%

Maturation: Drink now through 2018

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS:

Fragrant and inviting on the nose. Characteristic aromas of orange blossom and lime, with flavours of white peach and pure minerality on the palate. Well balanced and pretty, with a long finish. Will reward cellaring.