Akarua Riesling

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Riesling

REGION

Region: Central Otago

Sub Region: Bannockburn

VINEYARD

Vineyard: Akarua Cairnmuir Road & Felton Road

Vineyard block(s): Redback Ridge & Maia

Aspect: North/West, facing terrace.

Row orientation: North/South

Soil: Young alluvial, schist based sandy/silt and sandy loams overlaying schist rock.

Vine age 11 years / 17 years

Trellis System: 2 cane VSP

Pruning: Spur Pruned

Cropping: 6.5 T/Ha

 

VINIFICATION

Picked: 24th April 2017

Pre-ferment maceration: Whole Bunch Pressed

Yeast: Inoculated – various strains

Fermentation Heat: Cool – less than 13°C

APPEARANCE

Very Pale straw

STYLE

Off-dry

BOUQUET

Fresh aromatics with intense lime and white florals.

PALATE

A spectrum of flavours suggesting white peach, mandarin and lime. With a strong backbone of minerality and fresh acidity complementing and extending it’s off dry finish.

CELLARING

Up to 10 years.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Serve lightly chilled

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Viticulturist           • Mark Naismith

Winemaker           •  Andrew Keenleyside

Bottled                   • August 2017

Brix at Harvest       • 21.7

Alcohol                  •  12.5 %

Residual Sugar     •  8.86g/l

Titratable Acidity •  9.4g/l

PH                           • 2.86

Akarua Riesling 2017  - Akarua

Akarua Riesling
2017

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