Riesling 2021

R110.00R660.00

This limited offering is our Riesling from shy-bearing vineyards that are  situated in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. The wine is a true reflection of the potential of the  unique terroir of our Babylon Farm.Origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay.

The wine is made in a crisp, clean style that allows the lovely citrus characters of lemon and lime to shine, complemented by the underlying mineral core of the wine. Lovely floral notes evolve as the wine matures which, in time, will soften and broaden to subtle terpene characters.

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1, 6

The Vineyard

Origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Soil Type: Planted to Argillaceous Shale of the Bokkeveld Series
Aspect: South East
Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)
Age of Vines: 16 years
Vines per hectare: 5400
Average Yield: 5 tons/ha
Production: 536 cases of 6x750ml bottles

Technical Notes

The Weisser Riesling grapes are harvested early in the morning to ensure optimal quality.
The cool bunches were then whole bunch pressed to ensure clean juice without
extracting harsh phenolic characters. The juice was cold settled for 2 days, racked from
the settling lees. Then juice was allowed to naturally warm whereafter spontaneous
fermentation occurred. A short time on lees to help broaden the flavour profile was
followed by final filtration and bottling.

Analysis

Alcohol by Volume 12.57%
Total Acidity 6.5. g/L
pH 3.16
Volatile Acid 0.42 g/L
Residual Sugar 2.0 g/L

Styling

The wine is made in a crisp, clean style that allows the lovely citrus characters of lemon
and lime to shine, complemented by the underlying mineral core of the wine. Lovely floral
notes evolve as the wine matures which, in time, will soften and broaden to subtle terpene
characters. A hint of residual sugar will soften the tight acids and make a lovely pairing
with mildly spiced dishes. Enjoy this style wine with spicy and perfumed stir fry’s and
eastern salads.