Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2018
The Real McCoy celebrates the legislative change regarding the naming of Riesling in South Africa.
BLEND: 100% Riesling
Total Acid: 7.2g/l
Residual Sugar: 8.2g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Western Cape.
SOIL: Decomposed granite
ASPECT: 300m above sea level
AGE OF VINES: 30 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 6th and 21st of March 2018 from unirrigated vineyards.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
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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