Theuniskraal Riesling 2008

Colour: Brilliant with green hues and golden specks.
Bouquet: Ripe fruit and apples with a floral background.
Taste: Easy drinking light and crisp on the palate with fresh peach and apple.

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 : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 11.76 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

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 hand-harvested 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 steel tanks at 14° C for 14 to 21 days.

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