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"The balance of the wine is succulent and mouth-watering"

Lothian Riesling 2016

Tasting Note: This dry Riesling shows lime zest, camomile and lemon blossom. A crisp green apple acidity keeps the wine tight and linear in focus with fruits leaning towards Kiwi sorbet, Galia melon and the purity of an Alpine forest. Pairs well with Thai-inspired dishes, pan-fried yellowtail or a chunk of old Gouda Riesling 2016 

Grapes were picked in the early morning of the 9th and 10th March 2016. Picking decision was influenced by the flavour development in the grapes. The grapes were handpicked into small lug boxes, stored in a overnight at 14ºC and delivered to the cellar the next morning.

The crates were emptied into the pneumatic press for whole-bunch pressing.Juice was handled reductively and inoculated with Alchemy II yeast. Juice analysis was 21.5B, pH of 3.17, TA of 6.53. Fermentation took 3 weeks at temperatures between 12ºC and 14ºC

The wine was racked off its gross lees and left for about 4 months on its fine lees with stirring when needed. The wine was then racked, stabilised with bentonite, crossflow-filtered and bottled.

Vine Clones: WR239 grafted upon R110 rootstock
Block: Grapes are hand harvested from East facing block
Soil: Table mountain sandstone
Balling at Harvest: 21.8
Analysis: Alcohol 12.5% Vol
Sugar 1.6 g/lt
Total Acidity 6.7 g/lt
PH 3.05
Packaging: 750ml Riesling bottles with Stelvins
Price: ZAR 106.00 per bottle
Awards: Decanter Silver, IWC Silver Medal, IWSC Outstanding Silver
Date of Release: April 2017