The Tinkery 2016


Light Noble Rot treasure on Riesling grapes put under Danie's magical wand. Now a wondrous mouthful of jasmine, orange blossom becomes a statement of honey fig and ginger Turkish delight. Standout finish of delightful flambéed grapefruit and burnished naartjie. Demands authentic “Bo-Kaap Kerrie”!

Winemaker Comments

This is our experimental label. To “tinker” for us means to use invention and experimentation to achieve innovation. The Tinkery will be where we have fun, and most likely colour outside the lines, stretch our creative muscles and make a little magic. We will have a wine called The Tinkery every year, but no two Tinkeries will be alike.

The 2016 vintage of Riesling had quite a bit of Botrytis in the vineyard for a dry year. By harvesting these grapes separately, we had the opportunity to follow the vineyard's wishes and make a wine that truly reflects the terroir.
Already at harvest, the grapes were showing close to perfect traditional European Riesling analysis. We were rewarded for our efforts with a sweet “Auslese” style Riesling with a slightly lower alcohol and a higher sugar content.

Analysis

Cultivar: 100% Riesling
Vine: 13 yrs
Root Stock:  R110
Yield: average 8 tons/ha
Wood: 80 % new French oak
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sugar: 47.5 g/l
Acid: 7.0 g/l
pH: 3.28
 

Tasting Notes