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Krystal, flint, blomsterskud

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Spioenkop Riesling 2015

100 % Weisser Riesling – Clone WR39 / WR110

Aspect West (W) – South East (SE)
Altitude 300 m
Distance from the sea 12 km
Soil type sandstone / ferricrete stone
Rootstock Ruggeri / R101 – 14
Age of the vines 7 years
Trellising 7 strand hedge
Pruning 2 buds
Harvest date the 25th of February 2015

Winemaking record:
Hand-picked grapes in small 18 kg boxes, one night in the cool store (7°C) and than destemmed and slightly crushed. Just four hours of skin-contact in our red fermentor and immediately pressed in our stainless steel basket press (JLB 5). After 1 day of settlement, the juice fermented between 13 & 17°C during 3 months. Natural fermentation. Bottling the 1st of November 2015

Wine analysis:
Alcohol 12,50 %
Total acid 7,60 g/l
PH 3,02 g/l
Residual sugar 3,00 g/l
Cellaring potential 8 – 15 years

Winemakers comments:
Riesling is one of the world’s most noble grapes and can give the most versatile wines. We decided to pick a little bit sooner than actually planned, just because of the heat-waves. All by all, we can’t complain about our crop: small berries, low PH and a very nice acidity. Again, we chose for a dry style of Riesling, but slightly sweeter than previous vintage. The beautiful complex aromas in this Riesling, are a reflection of the unique Elgin cool climate conditions. Brilliant crystal colour with a fine green nuance, flintiness, floral and a mixture of white stone fruits. A little dot of “goût de petrol”, is giving the wine, a nice finish. The structure is beautiful in balance and has a smoothly texture that gives the wine a long length and charm.

Recommended food pairing:
Shellfish, lobster, fine salads with olives, turbot, duck & pork meat…