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Hartenberg Riesling  2012

Hartenberg Riesling  2012

Region:

Stellenbosch

Main Cultivar:

Riesling

Price Category:

R50-R75

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Tasting Notes

The spicy richness on the nose gives way to a taut yet floral and fruity mid- palate that has both richness and complexity. The residual sugar is barely noticeable and if anything it contributes extra fullness and richness to the palate. This is a quality wine that offers great value and food-pairing versatility.

Food Pairing

Smoked trout terrine, Thai inspired foods, bobotie, peri-peri chicken livers.

Cellaring Notes

Maturation: Up to 6 years from vintage

Vinification

Since the first release in 1984, our Rieslings have achieved something of a local cult status. Driven by a market in search of a "dry" or "trochen" style wine, our 2011 vintage seeks to highlight the purity and complexity of fruit that makes Riesling so individual. Hand-picked at daybreak to ensure only the most heavenly flavours, about 15% of grapes showed the presence of Botrytis. After crushing and de-stemming, the fruit underwent six hours of skin contact at 12 degrees Celcius. After pressing, the juices were fermented using a yeast personally selected by our winemaker in Austria, then stabilised, filtered and bottled.

Technical Data

Alc%  RS    pH    TA    Free
SO2   
Total
SO2   
13.6 3.3 3.18 7.2