Sutherland Riesling 2013

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.

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Tasting Notes

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 14.27 t/ha
Irrigation Drip
Vintage Very cool start to the season, a great vintage for well balanced white wines with elegance and finesse
Picking date 7 March 2013
Grape sugar 20.76 °B
Acidity 8.49 g/l
pH at harvest 3.08
Yeasts WE14
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalk, crush to press, cold settling followed by fermentation in tank.
Production 9939 bottles
Residual sugar 11.7 g/l
pH 3.12
Total acid 7.1 g/l
Alcohol 12.41%
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.

All vintages:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011