Riesling | Dry Style 2017

The bouquet displays beautiful elements of chalky,flint and minerally notes.The wine is juicy and opulent on palate entry and then a fine acidity arrives to provide a perfect foil to the inherent fruit “sweetness”. Despite being bone dry,the wine finishes with an appealing sweet/sour character,begging a second taste.

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  • Maturation   Up to 6 years from vintage
  • Alcohol    13.29 % by volume
  • Residual Sugar   4.6 g/l
  • Total Acid   6.1 g/l
  • pH   3.19

Smoked trout terrine, Thai inspired foods, bobotie, peri-peri chicken livers.

  • 2017    4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2017   90 points Tim Atkin
  • 2016   92 poimts Tim Atkin
  • 2015   92 points Tim Atkin
  • 2014   93 points Tim Atkin, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2013   91 points Tim Atkin, 87 points Robert Parker, Gold Medal Veritas SA 2015, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2012   4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2011   4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2010   Gold medal Riesling du Monde Strasbourg 2012, Gold Medal Veritas 2012 (SA), 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 91 points Robert Parker
  • 2008   4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2009   Gold medal Veritas, SA / Gold medal 5 Nations Challenge, Australia
  • 2010   4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide / Gold medal Les Grands Concours du Monde (2012), Strasbourg
  • 2011   4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

 

 

Since the first release in 1984, our Rieslings have achieved something of a local cult status. Driven by a market in search of a “dry” or “trocken” style wine, our 2011 vintage seeks to highlight the purity and complexity of fruit that makes Riesling so individual. Hand-picked at daybreak to ensure only the most heavenly flavours, about 15% of grapes showed the presence of Botrytis. After crushing and de-stemming, the fruit underwent six hours of skin contact at 12 degrees Celcius. After pressing, the juices were fermented using a yeast personally selected by our winemaker in Austria, then stabilised, filtered and bottled.

“Defined lime zest, apple and character building slight wax/ terpene nuance on dry palate. Opens in the glass and lingers.” ~ Platter’s Wine Guide SA 2015

Riesling 2018