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Spioenkop Riesling 2019


100% Riesling. Elgin WO

On the nose fine mineral fragrances of ferricrete soil, charcoal and ginger with unripe pineapple, white stone fruit and fennel with strong undertones of quince and lemon. The palate has the typical Spioenkop waxy mouthfeel. A dry, steely Riesling with a nice richness.

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Clone: WR39 / WR110
Aspect: West – South East
Altitude: 300m (top of the hill)
Soil type: Ferricrete/Laterite gravel stones
Age of vines: 12 years (dry land)
Trellising: Cordon (VSP) and Guyot (mixed)
Harvest date: Between the 20th and the 21th of February 2019.

Winemaking: Hand-picked grapes in small 18 kg crates, one night in the cool store (7°C) and then destemmed and slightly crushed. No skin-contact and immediately pressed in our stainless steel basket press (JLB 5).
After 1 day of settlement, the juice fermented naturally between 15 and 17°C for two months.

Bottling: The 18th of December 2019

Alcohol: 13,12%
Total acid: 7,40 g/l
pH: 2,93
RS: 3,70 g/l







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