Riesling Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2010
The grapes were hand-picked at daybreak. Picking was done berry by berry, carefully, only selecting berries with Botrytis fungus. The grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and underwent 12 hours of skin contact at low temperatures and occasional stirring. Pressing followed and entailed very slow and gentle fractional pressing. The juice was fermented using a yeast selected in Austria. Fermentation was stopped through chilling, to gain the required sugar / acid balance. The wine was stabilised & filtered before bottling. The wine was bottle matured for two years prior to release.
- Maturation: The wine will be at peak from 2012 to 2015 subject to proper cellaring conditions.
- Alcohol: 13.67% by volume
- Residual Sugar: 58.6 g/l
- Total Acid: 7.8 g/l
- PH: 3.31
The Noble Late Harvest presents an attractive bright green / golden colour with an expressive bouquet offering a potpourri of dried rose petals, chalky / lime and tropical fruit notes interspersed with distinctive candied orange peel botrytis character. The palate follows through with an unctuous, yet uncloying, medium-bodied elegance and a riveting limey minerality on the finish.
Seared foie gras, Gorgonzola and other pungent cheeses, rich desserts.