Paul Cluver Estate Riesling, Elgin, South Africa, 2017
100% Resling unoaked.
This off dry white wine has a pale colour with a beautiful green apple tint. The nose shows fresh green apple, apple blossom, beeswax and fynbos honey notes. The palate is crisp and clean – lemon sorbet-like. There is a great interplay between the naturally retained residual sugar and the acidity. Generally regarded as restrained, it displays typical Riesling ‘nervousness’. The mineral core, which is linked to the shale rich soils in which the vines grow, astounds. It is the reason for the wine structure and the lingering after taste. Perfect hot weather wine – very refreshing.
"Zesty, leesy and floral, with some spritz, notes of citrus and stone fruit and crunchy, refreshing acidity." 93pts Tim Atkin MW
Try with Gorgonzola and roasted sweet potato salad with honey dressing. Pan fried prawns with paprika, toasted sesame and yoghurt dressing. Roast pork chops with pomegranate and coriander salsa.