Kusuda Martinborough Riesling (Dry) 2018 750ml
Date of harvest: 23. & 24. March Harvested by hand with extremely careful selection.
Sugar level (Brix): 21-22
Residual sugar: < 1 g/l
Total Acidity: 7.3 g/l
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed, settled for 48 hrs with bentonite. Fermented in a stainless steel tank for 3 weeks.
Date of Bottling: 9. Nov. 2018
Bottles produced: 1,994 (988 Cork / 1,006 Screw Cap)
Remarks: From leased Boulders Vineyard on Martinborough Terrace (since 2017 vintage). 2018 season recorded one of the highest GDD in recent years but it cooled down significantly from February into the harvest (only 2 days over 30C), preventing the over-ripening. Disease and insect pressure were high due to the higher temperature and able to harvest only one in four bunches (Botrytis affected bunches went into the late harvest wine).