Rich and spicy on the nose, honey and candy floss filled with citrus and pressed flower aromas. The flinty and chalky aromas on the nose compliment the delicate sweet entry and creamy, yet crisp finish on the palate. Maturation: 8 months on fine lees
Alcohol: 12,5% by volume
Residual Sugar: 7,5 g/l
Total Acid: 6,6 g/l
pH: 3,15 Food Pairing The rich, full flavours make the wine an ideal match to the full gamut of dishes that incorporate both the East and West. The just off-dry character can provide a foil for spicier white meat and fish dishes with the preference being for Thai spices. It will also provide a fine match for Japanese food whether raw or cooked. 2017: 4 stars Platters SA Wine Guide
2012: 92 points Tim Atkin The first release of the variety was the 1984 vintage and since then our Rieslings have been recognised in South Africa as one of the must-buys. The style of the wine has been driven by a niche market which is in search of a crisp, fresh Riesling, with a subtle sweetness. Carl Schultz was fortunate to gain an intimate knowledge of the grape from the father of the variety in South Africa, Frans Malan and his son, Johan, during the time Carl worked at Simonsig .