Occasional RieslingRiesling 2016
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.
- Maturation: The wine will be at its peak from 2014 through 2017
- Alcohol: 13.46% by volume
- Residual Sugar: 13.6 g/l
- Total Acid: 7.1 g/l
- PH: 3.18
A fine match for Japanese food whether raw or cooked. Spicier white meat or fish dishes with preferably Thai spices.
The candyfloss, lanolin and perfumed notes on the nose give way to a rich, sweet and sour entry with 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 and food-pairing versatility.