2017 Spioenkop, Riesling

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£29.99

Bottle size: 75cl,
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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Grapes in small 18kg boxes, one night in the cool store (3°C) and then destemmed and slightly crushed. Just 4 hours of skin-contact in a red fermenter and then immediately pressed in our stainless steel basket press. After 1 day of settlement, the juice fermented at 15°C during the whole month of March. Natural fermentation. VINEYARD INFORMATION Uniquely distinct Elgin Riesling from the impassioned Koen Roose. Hand-picked Weisser Riesling grown on west facing slopes of Table Mountain Sandstone – one of the coldest, blowiest places in South Africa.

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Cape South Coast

Subregion

Elgin

Vintage

2017

Brand

Spioenkop

Cultivar

Riesling

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.50

Duty Status

In Bond

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Tim Atkin

Reviews

Tim Atkin 95

[01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 94

You wouldn t expect cool climate Riesling to excel at Spioenkop like it does, but when you consider the higher altitude vineyards and close proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean, as well as the whole Elgin region being classified as second coolest on the Winkler climatic scale, then you begin to see how this temperamental grape has found a natural home in the valley. The 2017 Riesling is a beautifully aromatic expression brimming with notes of lime peel, honeysuckle, green apple, crunchy white peaches and delicate notes of kerosene and petrol rag over a limestone minerality. The palate shows a taut, powerful, exacting structure moulded around tart, crisp glassy lemon and lime acids but supported by a sleek mid-palate loaded with white peach, green apple, candied kumquats and crystalised green figs. Very Germanic in stature and expression, this wine must surely rank among the top Rieslings produced in South Africa. Drink now but absolutely no rush over the next 3 to 5+ years. – Greg Sherwood MW. [01/01/2023]

JancisRobinson.com 85

[01/01/2023]

Platter’s 94

[01/01/2023]