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.
Potential to develop beautifully over the next 10 years.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with salads, chicken and mildly spicy dishes.
|Root stock||Mgt 101-14|
|Age of vines||Planted August 2004|
|Plant density||2.7m x 1.6m|
|Trellising||7 Wire Perold, with moveable foliage wires|
|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|
|pH at harvest||3.10|
|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|
|Total acid||6.7 g/l|
|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.