South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2018 Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling

Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

The German clone grapes were vinified and once the perfect balance between sugar and acidity was reached, the fermentation was stopped to retain a hint of natural fruit sugars. Intense flavours of lime through to white peach and Granny Smith apple. A superb accompaniment to the lighter spectrum of Asian cuisine.


Viticulture

The riesling was harvested between the 15th of March 2017 from unirrigated vineyards.
 


Vinification

The Riesling vineyards were harvested at 21°B. The grapes were pressed in a pneumatic press with the free run juice being separated from the press fraction. After 2 days of settling in tank the clear juice was racked off its lees and inoculated with a French strain of yeast. Cold fermentation at 15°C occurred in stainless steel tanks until the perfect balance between the Residual Sugar and acidity was reached. The fermentation in this vintage was stopped at about 0˚B to retain a hint of natural residual sugar.