2012 Rivaner

Lovely floral aromas combined with green apples. A nice fresh and fruity summer
wine with well alanced acidity. It is a nice alternative to Riesling for those who do
not like too much acidity.
The Rivaner grows in our coolest vineyard sites to capture its beautiful fruit
expression. The main soil type is loess and loess loam. The vineyards had
undergone an intense canopy management, deleafing and green harvest to
intensify the character and quality. The ripe and healthy fruits in 2012 were left on
the vines until reaching its optimum flavour. Harvested and sorted by hand.
Pressing occured at a very slow and gentle speed to conserve the maximum
quality. The juice was cold settled and fermented partly on its own yeast in
stainless steel tanks to gain its luscious fruit.
Variety: Rivaner (Müller-Thurgau)
Fermentation: 97% stainless steel
Aging Potential: 3 years (young fresh fruit characters)
10-20 years for special ripe flavours
Alcohol: 12,5 % vol.
Acidity: 5,7 g/l
Residual sugar: 7 g/l
Sugar free extract: 19,1 g/l
enjoy as an aperitif, to salads and asparagus.
This wine is best served at 8-12°C.

PDF File: 2012 Rivaner Data Fact sheet.