CATHERINE MARSHALL RIESLING 2021

£12.29

Elgin. A Cape version of the famous German “Mosel” style. Bright, fresh limes, crisp apple, bees wax and wild honey.

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Description

Exudes sweet yet persistent, bright, fresh limes, crisp apple, bees wax and wild honey. The fresh acidity is well balanced with the fruit sweetness and supported by mineral texture from the shale soils and has a long, intense, sherbet finish.

 

GRAPE Riesling CLOSURE Screwcap
REGION Elgin VEGETARIAN Yes
VINTAGE 2021 VEGAN Yes
ABV 12.5% ORGANIC No

 

DRY     |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT     |________|________*________|________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK     *________|________|________|________|     OAKY

Additional information

Catherine Marshall

Cathy is a creative force of nature and an uber talented wine maker. From a humble first vintage in 1997 of just 3 barrels of Syrah she now produces award winning wines that all have a real sense of place and huge character.
Find put more about Cathy and her wines
https://cmwines.co.za/

Production

PHILOSOPHY:
Riesling grapes are perfectly suited to cold climates and Riesling is known as an “Eskimo” variety. Since Elgin has cool daytime climate and cold nights during the growing season, it is perfectly suited to produce a Cape version of
the famous German “Mosel” style.

WINEMAKING:
Clusters were handpicked at 19.8o Balling into lug baskets and hand sorted. After pressing, the must was settled for two days and decanted off the solids where it was inoculated with a commercial yeast strain suited to this variety. The wine fermented cold (14oC) for 26 days until it reached the residual sugar required for sweetness to balance
the acidity. The final wine was fined and lightly filtered to bottle.

VINEYARDS:
Our grapes are sourced from two vineyards. One is on a south-east facing slope in the Kogelberg Biosphere rich in plant diversity besides vineyards and the other site is on a higher, western slope close to the Groenlandberg spur section of the Hottentots Holland range that encircles the Elgin Valley. Riesling clones include WR110 on Tukulu and
Shale soils and are vertically shoot positioned on a double cordon-arm that are spur pruned.

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