Sutherland Riesling 2018 (6/case) (R104/BOTTLE)
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.
Potential to develop beautifully over the next 10 years.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with salads, chicken and mildly spicy dishes.
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
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
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalk, crush to press, cold settling followed by fermentation in tank.
Residual sugar 6.2 g/l
Total acid 6.6 g/l
Maturation: Drink now through 2018
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.