Klein Constantia Rhine Riesling 2001

Made in an off-dry style. Pale, straw-coloured wine.Intense floral and fruit aromas, with some honeyed botrytis character. Finely balanced sweetness and acidity. Rich and tangy on the palate with a dry, fruity finish.

variety : Weisser Riesling [ Riesling ]
winemaker : Ross Gower
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.3 % vol  rs : 12.6 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Ready to drink now, but will evolve well in bottle for a further 3-4 years.

in the vineyard : Riesling is grown on the cool, south-facing slopes of Klein Constantia Estate. Prevailing southerly Atlantic and Indian ocean breezes ensure a relatively long and cool growing season, ideal for this variety. Late season dew and humidity encourages the development of some botrytis. Unirrigated soils consist of decomposed Table Mountain granite.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested in late-February of this warm vintage.

in the cellar : Approximately 20% of the fruit was affected by botrytis. This will enhance the character and complexity of this wine with age. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats followed. The wine was bottled 6 months after harvest.

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