WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS This wine has a delicious apricot and orange blossoms character. The palate is lush and soft, with a hint of sun dried fruit and a refreshing acidity.
FOOD PAIRING Perfect to enjoy with baked fruit desserts or some fine handcrafted cheeses.
VITICULTURAL PRACTICES À_À_À_Varietal Root stock Soil type Age of vines Plant density Trellising Pruning Yield Irrigation Vintage Picking date Grape sugar Acidity pH at harvest Rhine Riesling – clone 239 R99 Hutton – decomposed granite Planted 1984 3704 vines per hectare Vertical hedge 2-bud spurs every 12cm 1.566 t/ha A cooler vintage with small spells of rain, resulting in a later-than-usual start to the harvest. The harvest was also longer than usual. Overall it was a very good year, with elegant and concentrated flavours. 8th April 45.4 °B 10.14 g/l 3.22
Fermentation temp: 14C
Method: De-stalk, crush, overnight skin contact, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was stopped at approximately 10% Alcohol leaving us with a residual sugar of 176.4 g/l.
Residual Sugar: 176.4g/l
Total acid: 8.9g/l