Nederburg Paarl Riesling 2001
The 2001 Nederburg Paarl Riesling is a dry, crisp wine with a subtle grassy character. The wine complements a variety of dishes such as tuna, roast pork, roast turkey, cordon Bleu and most seafoods.
Made in a fresh and youthful style is ready to drink now but will mature well in the bottle.
In The Vineyard
Cape Riesling is one of South Africaâ€™s first cultivar wines. This cultivar has its origins in the far south-west of France, where it is known as Cruchen Blanc, At Nederburg, Paarl Riesling started out as Select Riesling, changed in the early seventies to Cape Riesling and in 1977 changed to Paarl Riesling. Today Cape Riesling is the leading South African white wine cultivar in the corked dry wine market with a 10 percent market share.
About The Harvest
The grapes for the Nederburg 2001 Paarl Riesling were harvested from a wide spread area in the Paarl Valley. The grapes for this wine were picked at between 18.5 and 19.5 degrees Balling with a total acidity of between 6.55 â€“ 7.5 grams per litre.
In The Cellar
The wine was made in the reductive style, as this variety is particularly prone to oxidation. Only free run juice was used and the fermentation took place at temperatures of 14 â€“ 15ÂºC.