Sutherland Riesling 2016

Sutherland Riesling is fragrant and inviting on the nose with characteristic aromas of orange blossom and lime. The palate shows flavours of white peach, hints of citrus and elegant minerality.

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 Cool summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking date 25 February 2016
Grape sugar 20.30 °B
Acidity 7.3 g/l
pH at harvest 3.10
Yeasts WE14
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method De-stalked & crushed to our closed press. The juice was cold settled overnight and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain the freshness.
Residual sugar 5.9 g/l
pH 3.00
Total acid 6.7 g/l
Alcohol 12.0%
Maturation Enjoy now through to 2022

This Riesling is fragrant and inviting on the nose with characteristic aromas of orange blossom, lime, white peach and shows lovely minerality on the palate. It is well balanced with a long finish and will reward cellaring.

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2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011