Sutherland Riesling 2011

Dry, fragrant, pungent orange blossom and lime character that is sweetish on the palate, and has a long finish. Will reward cellaring.

Maturation

Potential to develop for 10 more years.

Food Pairing

An aperitif, or with salads, chicken and mildly spicy dishes.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Rhine 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 13 t/ha
Irrigation Drip
Picking date 27 February 2009
Grape sugar 21.06 °B
Acidity 7.92 g/l
pH at harvest 3.1
Yeasts WE14
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalk, crush to press, cold settling followed by fermentation in tank.
Residual sugar 4.3 g/l
pH 3.13
Total acid 7.4 g/l
Alcohol 13.23%
Maturation Drink now through 2016

Dry, fragrant, pungent orange blossom and lime character that is sweetish on the palate, and has a long finish. Will reward cellaring

All vintages:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011