The sweet dessert style Riesling is beautifully light and delicate. The precious peach and nectarine aromas come through on the palate. It`s not an over complicated wine, but it`s generous and fresh in a lovely small bottle. The perfect size for two.
Beautifully presented in its own gift tin a lovely little dessert wine from Chile. Made from 100% Botrytis (or noble rot) affected grapes. Light golden in colour this complex wine reveals a seductive nose of apricot, crème brulee, walnut and toasted almond.
Fresh and lively Riesling with a delicate green tinge and hints of freshly picked limes. The palate shows great fruit purity with a refreshingly crisp, dry finish. The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Eastern slopes of the Eden Valley. Lying at 380m above sea level, the acidic sandy soils enhance the natural acidity of the Riesling grapes.
The Weisser Riesling was harvested from 25 year old (Geisenheim clone 239) unirrigated vineyards, situated on decomposed granite soils, 300m above sea level. The Riesling was harvested at 22.0°B and tank fermented at 15°C.
A new blend from Paul Cluver, sitting between their Dry and Close Encounters which are no longer produced. The colour is pale, with a green apple tint. The nose shows fresh green apple, apple blossom, beeswax and fynbos honey notes, while the palate is crisp and clean – lemon sorbet-like.
Cuvee from Rothenberg, Pettenthal and Hipping. Harvest takes place in the middle of October in the lower terraces. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and after a certain time of aging on the fine lees, the wine is filled early in spring.
Bright yellow in colour, the ‘Generations‘ Riesling is aromatic on the nose with notes of peach, honey and ripe apple. The palate is round and fairly full in body with excellent intensity of stone fruit and mineral character.
Light in colour with green hues, it is fruity and elegant on the nose, with aromas of ripe fruits and a hint of lime peel. On the palate it is elegant, well-balanced with flavours of yellow and green fruit, and a long finish.
Tres Naris Riesling is bright yellow in colour with tiny hints of green. The wine has aromas of fresh hay and yellow fruits. The medium bodied palate is fresh and invigorating, with lively acidity to balance the full, ripe fruit on the long, juicy finish.
Its purpose is to explore and preserve the Cape`s vinous heritage, to celebrate the underdogs and the oddities, and hopefully to show that the "workhorse grapes" can make lekker wine." Made in a light style. Bright red fruit, violets and a little bit of spice. Delicious!
Dr Bürklin-Wolf`s signature Riesling is made from the estate`s vineyards at the foothills of the Pfalz. This wine has a full, rich bouquet of ripe apple, pear and apricot. The stone fruit flavours continue on the palate with a refreshing streak of acidity and strong flavours of lime; the key characteristic of the riesling grape variety.
Characterful Riesling from the steeply sloping vineyards of the middle Nahe region. The vines grow in stony, weathered volcanic soils , with certain amounts of slate and quartzite. Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats. An off-dry wine, very typical of the fabulous Donnhoff estate.
Skuinsberg Cinsaut was planted in 1991 on the steepest slope (Skuinsberg) on Kaapzicht: the hills have claimed quite a few tractors over the past 40 years! Dark ruby coloured core, which is bold for the cultivar. Black cherry and plums combine with sweet herbs and a slight smoked meat element.
The `Break a Leg` rosé made by Lukas Van Loggerenberg is made from Cinsault from just two barrels of juice. It is a finely-textured wine, ripe and round with gorgeous softness, one of only a few such South African dry rosés. The quality shines through in this serious wine and more than stands up to some of the pricier southern Rhône versions.
Translates as “as if it were a piece of me”, a small parcel of Gunderloch`s Nackenheimer Rothenberg vineyard has been converted to biodynamics with this wine the result. Its success or failure determining whether the remainder of land will be converted. The experiments aren’t restricted to the vineyard.
Vins Julien Schaal is a young forward looking company owned and run by the very enthusiastic Julien Schaal, as well as his native Alsace his portfolio also encompasses his second love – South Africa. This Grand Cru Alsace Riesling has a lovely, intense minerally nose with complex lime fruit, a touch of honey and some spice.
Rich and full-bodied pleasure of Riesling at its best with comparatively little residual sugar. Hence a perfect main course wine, not a pudding wine. Juicy and fresh expression of peaches and dried apricots, great ageing potential.
The sloping vineyards of the Leistenberg are characterised predominantly by clay slate soils. This dry, blackish-grey slate is perfect for producing superbly elegant wines. The characterful dry Riesling wines from these soils are therefore named after this ancient rock. Tonschiefer translates as clay slate.
Neil Paulett held back some of the 2005 Riesling and it has been quietly maturing in the cellar for the last five years. Light straw in colour with a touch of gold, the nose has hints of honey and toast but with an underlining crispness. Citrus flavours of lime are evident and with a delightful freshness and acidity through to the finish.
The Thanisch estate dates back to 1650 and thrives today under the direction of Sofia Thanisch. The slatey Badstaube vineyard rises steeply behind the town of Bernkastel on the picturesque Mosel Valley. The old, un-grafted Riesling vines yield one of the greatest white wines of Germany.
Partial wild yeast barrel fermentation & aged in old barrels on yeast lees. Complex & interesting. Vibrant honeysuckle blossom intermingles with the headiness of papaya salsa, spiked with a pinch of lemon pepper.