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Red Slate Riesling, Catherine Marshall Wines

Elgin's cool daytime climate and cold nights during the growing season make it perfectly suited to producing a Cape version of the famous German 'Mosel' style of Riesling.

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.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

11.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

7.2 g/L

pH

3.02

ACIDITY

7.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Cathy Marshall

VARIETY

Riesling

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Clusters were handpicked at 19.80 Balling into lug baskets and hand sorted on a sorting table. 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 (140Celsius) 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.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate. Wines are registered with the South African Vegan Society.

Tasting video

With owner and winemaker Cathy Marshall.

 

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Red Slate Riesling, Catherine Marshall Wines

Elgin's cool daytime climate and cold nights during the growing season make it perfectly suited to producing a Cape version of the famous German 'Mosel' style of Riesling.

Exudes sweet yet persistent fresh limes, crisp apple, beeswax and wild honey. The fresh acidity is well balanced with the fruit sweetness and supported by mineral texture from the shale soils and a long, intense, sherbet finish. Secondary characteristics underlying limes and flowers include a tinge of lamp oil which enhances the overall texture and typical character of the wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

6.4 g/L

pH

2.92

ACIDITY

7.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Catherine Marshall

VARIETY

Riesling

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Clusters were handpicked at 19.8° 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 suitable commercial yeast strain. The wine fermented cold for 26 days until it reached the residual sugar required for the sweetness to balance the acidity. The final wine was fined and lightly filtered to bottle.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 93 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate. Wines are registered with the South African Vegan Society.

Tasting video

With owner and winemaker Cathy Marshall.

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