WINE QUALITY AND VINTAGE
ENGLISH REGIONAL WINE 2017 – PGI
Muller Thurgau 10%
HARVEST DETAILS The Vineyard is south facing on sandy loam soil. GDC trellis system with 800 vines per acre or 2000 per hectare. Most vines are 10-30 years old, all grapes are hand-picked. The 2017 harvest produced an average sized crop with good ripeness levels and most importantly a good level of crisp acidity. The wine required minimum intervention in the winery and produced a wine of typical varietal character.
Reichensteiner: 28/09/16, 77°Oe, 9.8.0g/l
Solaris: 17/09/16; 83°Oe, 9.5g/l
Muller Thurgau: 11/10/16, 76°Oe, 9.5g/l
Orion: 15/10/16, 75°Oe, 10.0g/l
WINEMAKING DETAILS Gentle pneumatic pressing, yeast 71B, fermented at 16°c in stainless steel tanks. Stopped fermentation by cooling to preserve the residual sugar. Bentonite fining. No MLF. DE Filter, sheet filter and membrane 0.45m.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Residual Sugar: 33.3g/l
Bottling Date: 3th August 2017 9693 bottles
GENERAL WINE DESCRIPTION A medium sweet wine with distinct grapefruit on the nose and ripe citrus fruits on the palate with honeyed notes. This wine is full and well balanced, with the sweetness combining with fresh acidity to leave a clean, mouth-watering finish.