Spier Vintage Selection Riesling 2018
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Spier Vintage Selection Riesling 2018

WINEMAKERS:
Jacques Erasmus and Anthony Kock

ORIGIN:
Western Cape

TERROIR / SOIL:
Soils: deep Koffieklip and decomposed Bokkeveld shale
Southwest-facing vineyard close to Durbanville and South facing vineyards in Elgin
Proximity to ocean: less than 30km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Dryland vineyards (Durbanville) and cool climate vineyards (Elgin)

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand-harvested using 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting. The free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a specialised yeast strain. Temperature-controlled fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine matured in the tank for six months on the lees.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.76 % vol

TA:

7.15 g/L

RS:

5.1 g/L

pH:

3.12


APPEARANCE:
Pale gold with a lemon rind rim.

TASTING NOTE:
This rich and complex wine offers spicy floral and grapefruit aromas. The intensely concentrated palate has a long lime finish.

SERVE WITH:
Mildly spiced dishes such as bobotie and fragrant fish curry, or creamy cheeses like Gorgonzola and Brie.

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