Hartenberg Weisser Riesling 1998

Complex, rich full flavoured-Riesling. Promises to fill out with bottle maturation. Elegance of fruit and fine balance is evident. Although the wine retains natural sugar it does not cloy. Instead it enhances the body and gives the wine the typical Hartenberg depth.

variety : Weisser Riesling [ Weisser Riesling ]
winemaker : Carl Schultz
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 20.5 g/l  pH : 2.96  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White  

South African Airways Business Class 1999

ageing : Up to 4 years from vintage.

in the cellar : Picked in two batches at 22 and 24ºBalling. The former gave floral, wispy fruit and the latter had 30% botrytis for a honeyed sweet and sour character. Destemmed and given overnight skin maceration. Only free run juice was used. Settled at 15 - 18ºC. Fermentation followed at 18 - 20ºC. This was stopped at about 2.0ºBalling by chilling and centrifuging. Stabilised and filtered before bottling.

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