Boland Riesling 2005

This Riesling is an elegant dry wine with finely balanced flavours in the palate. It is mainly produced for the wine lover who enjoys a light, fresh natural style of wine.


variety : Cape Riesling | 100% Cape Riesling
winery : Boland Kelder
winemaker : Altus le Roux & Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Semi Sweet  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Average age of Vine: 20 - 25 years
Method of Harvest: Handpicked
Harvest Date: Mid March
Climatic region: Paardeberg & Klipheuwel
Yield: 10-12 tons per hectare
Soils: Swartland Soil Type
Altitude: 160-220m above sea level
Trellis: 3 wire hedge
Pruning: Spur pruned

This variety was wrongly regarded for many years as Weisser Riesling (Rhine Riesling), but was later identified as the Crouchen Blanc of France. Today it is known as Cape Riesling.

about the harvest: Boland Kelder's Cape Riesling is harvested in mid March and comes from the climatic regions of Paardeberg and Klipheuwel. During harvest the grapes are pre-cooled and removed from the skins.

in the cellar : The juice is then settled and the free-run portion is cold fermented. After fermenting dry, the wine is left on the lees for 6 weeks, then blended and matured under cool conditions.

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