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: Bony broken schist with thin covering of weakly structured sandy loam.

Vine age:  7 Years & 16 years

Trellis System: 2 cane VSP

Pruning: Cane & Spur Pruned

Cropping: 3 & 6.5 T/Ha

VINIFICATION

Picked: 4th May 2015

Pre-ferment maceration: Whole Bunch Pressed

Yeast: Innoculated – various strains

Fermentation Heat: Cool – less than 13°C

APPEARANCE

Very Pale straw

STYLE

Off-dry

BOUQUET

Fresh aromatics with intense lime and citrus blossom.

PALATE

A spectrum of flavours suggesting lychee, mandarin, lemon and lime. With a strong backbone of minerality and tangy 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: September 2015

Brix at Harvest: 19.8

Alcohol: 13 %

Residual Sugar: 9.1g/l

Titratable Acidity: 8.9g/l

PH: 2.93

Akarua Riesling 2015  - Akarua

Akarua Riesling
2015

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