Boschendal Riesling 1999

A crisp and lively wine with a distinctive Riesling nose and hints of lanolin. The characteristic chiselled profile of the South African Riesling has been rounded out by the spice and structure of the Rhine Riesling grapes. The Riesling is ready to drink now but will mature well for another two years in the bottle. It is the ideal complement to pâté, quiches and salads.

variety : Riesling [ 100% Riesling ]
winemaker : JC Bekker
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.61 % vol  rs : 5.0 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : Viticultural Details
100% Riesling

Vineyard Management
Spur pruning and the removal of unnecessary shoots left only two to three best-developed shoots per spur. Two weeks before harvest, leaves were removed between the bunches within the canopy, taking care that no grapes were exposed to direct sun in the process. This resulted in improved aeration in the bunch zone, ensuring the retention of flavours in the berries.

The grapes were picked by hand and, where vineyard spacing allows, by harvesting machine

The grapes are crushed and the wine is cool fermented to capture the flintiness of the varietal.

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