Bergsig Weisser Riesling 2012

Bergsig Weisser Riesling 2012

Intense limey flavour. Light, elegant wine with good maturation potential.

variety : Weisser Riesling [ 100% Weisser Riesling ]
winery : Bergsig Estate
winemaker : De Wet Lategan
wine of origin : Breedekloof
analysis : alc : 11.36 % vol  rs : 5.4 g/l  pH : 3.21  ta : 7.5 g/l  so2 : 110 mg/l  fso2 : 45 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 

Mediterranean climate with ± 980mm rainfall per year. The Estate is located in the upper slopes of the Breede River Valley at 240 - 350m above sea level. Winters are cold with snow until late in Spring.Temperatures during Spring are low resulting in slower ripening. Harvest usually starts 2 - 3 weeks later than other wine areas.Significant temperature variation with warm days ensures good sugar development while the drop in temperature at night preserves the balance of natural acids in the grapes. The soil is defined by a major geological fault, the Worcester Fault, which runs through the valley. Hills are composed of weathered sandstone and the valley floor is sedimented by a diversity of soil parent materials.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked on 24 February 2012.

in the cellar : Single 29 year old vineyard. Tank fermented at 12 - 14 °. Fermentation was stopped to retain a hint of residual sugar.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Weisser Riesling
Weisser Riesling