Sutherland Riesling 2015

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 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
Yeasts WE14
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalk, crush to press, cold settling followed by fermentation in tank.
Residual sugar 6.2 g/l
pH 3.15
Total acid 6.6 g/l
Alcohol 12.9%
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