Occasional Riesling

Occasional RieslingRiesling 2016

History

The first release of the variety was the 1984 vintage and since then our Rieslings have been recognized in South Africa as one of the "must-buys". The style of the wine has been driven by a niche market which is in search of crisp, fresh Riesling, with a subtle sweetness. Carl Schultz was fortunate to gain an intimate knowledge of the grape during the time he worked at Simonsig from the "father" of the variety in South Africa, Frans Malan and his son, Johan.

AWARDS

  • 2012    92 points Tim Atkin

Production

  • Maturation: The wine will be at its peak from 2018 through 2022
  • Alcohol: 13.19% by volume
  • Residual Sugar: 10 g/l
  • Total Acid: 7.3 g/l
  • PH: 3.10

Food Pairing

The rich, full flavours make the wine an ideal match to the full gamut of dishes that incorporate both East and West. The just, off-dry character can provide a foil for spicier white meat and fish dishes with the preference being for Thai spices.  Also it will provide a fine match for Japanese food whether raw or cooked.

Tasting Note

The candyfloss, lanolin and perfumed notes on the nose give way to a rich, sweet and sour entry yet a floral and honeyed mid-palate that has both balance and complexity. The residual sugar, although subtly noticeable, contributes extra fullness and richness to the palate.  This is a quality wine that offers great value & food-pairing versatility.

Pricing

R 120.00 per bottle
R 720.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.