Groot Constantia Weisser Riesling 1996

Honey character caused by the exstensive Botrytis.


variety : Weisser Riesling | Weisser Riesling
winemaker : Bob de Villiers
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.39 % vol  rs : 15.5 g/l  pH : 3.12  ta : 7.2 g/l  
type : White  

ageing : 3 to 4 years.

in the vineyard : Average Age of the Vines - 8 years

about the harvest: The grapes were allowed to get 30% Botrytis (Noble Rot) resulting in a sugar content of 25 degree Balling and an acid of 9.8g/l at harvest.

in the cellar : Full crushing followed by 4 hours of skin contact and settling. Fermentation at 16 degree Celsius. No wood maturation.

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