Theuniskraal Riesling 2005

Colour: Brilliant with green hues and golden specs.
Bouquet: Floral and ripe pear aromas.
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 : 12.45 % vol  rs : 2.40 g/l  pH : 3.30  ta : 7.1 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 240 m 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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