Theuniskraal Riesling 2004

Colour: Brilliant green.
Bouquet: Potpourri of flowers.
Taste: Crisp, lively and dry with a delicate balance of grassy and
fruit flavours.

It is an ideal companion to most salad, fish, poultry and pasta dishes and stands up well to soft cheeses.

variety : Riesling | 100% Riesling
winemaker : Andries Jordaan
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.23 % vol  rs : 2.50 g/l  pH : 3.26  ta : 7.30 g/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : Viticulturists: Wagner and Andries Jordaan
Grapes were selected from eight south-facing vineyard blocks, planted between 1981 and 1996 and are situated at altitudes of 240m above sea level. The trellised vines grow in stony and loamy soils and receive supplementary drip irrigation.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand mostly from pre-dawn to early morning, from the middle to the end of February, at 20° to 21,5° Balling.

in the cellar : Each vineyard block was individually vinified. The juice received no skin contact and was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks for two to three weeks at 14°C.

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