Catherine Marshall Riesling
Elgin Valley, South Africa. TASTING NOTES:
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.
Riesling grapes are perfectly suited to cold climates and is known as an “Eskimo” variety. Since Elgin has cool daytime climate and cold nights during the growing season, it is perfectly suited to produce a Cape version of the famous German “Mosel” style.
Vineyards are grown on south east facing slopes in the Kogelberg Biosphere which is rich in plant diversity besides vineyards and the other site is on higher, western slopes close to the Groenlandberg spur section of the Hottentots Holland range that encircle the whole Elgin Valley.
Clonal type Riesling includes WR110 on Tukulu and Shale soils and are vertically shoot positioned on a double cordon-arm that are spur pruned.