Riesling Pur

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Riesling Pur

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A wine with serious personality. Very light maceration adds an extra dimension.

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Cuvée: Riesling Pur

Style: Still

Colour: White-ish

Grape Varieties: Riesling

ABV: 11.5%

Vintage: 2016

Hand-harvested 20 October 2016, from a selection of 10 plots of Riesling. Five-day whole-bunch cold maceration, so they don’t begin fermentation. This is followed by a maceration of two days at a higher temperature and then the fermentation commences. Wild yeasts, fermentation started partly on the skins, fermented in 1,000-litre wooden barrels. Unfiltered. Aged 7 months in large old oak. 

Acid: 7.5g/L Residual sugar: 0.5g/L

Ageing: Seven months in 1,000-litre old oak (from 1969)

Sulphur: none added

Soil: Loess, loam with a lot of shell limestone

Yield: 45hl/ha