Boland Riesling 2004

The early settlers made a mistake when they called this variety Riesling, which is in fact Cruchen blanc. It later came to be known as Cape Riesling or SA Riesling. Despite the problem of having an identity crisis, these grapes produce an elegant dry wine with finely balanced flavours of fresh hay and apple, which follows through on the palate.


variety : Riesling | Riesling
winery : Boland Kelder
winemaker : Altus le Roux & Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.79 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 5.59 g/l  
type : White  
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

about the harvest: The grapes are pre-cooled and removed from the skins.

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

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