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Estate VarietalsJordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2021

Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2021

The Real McCoy celebrates the legislative change regarding the naming of Riesling in South Africa.

BLEND: 100% Riesling

Alc: 12%
Total Acid: 7.8g/l
pH: 2.91
Residual Sugar: 6.8g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Western Cape.

SOIL: Decomposed granite

ASPECT: 300m above sea level

AGE OF VINES: 35 years old.


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.


The riesling was harvested between the 8th March and 21st of April 2021 from unirrigated vineyards.


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.






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