Catherine Marshall Wines Riesling
Vineyards are grown on southeast facing slopes in the Elgin Valley within the Kogelberg Biosphere, which is rich in plant diversity. The soils are red slate, and the clonal-type Riesling WR110F is vertically shoot positioned on a double cordon-arm that are spur pruned.
Clusters are handpicked at 200 Balling into lug baskets and hand-sorted. After pressing, the must is settled for two days and decanted off the solids. It is fermented cold (120Celsius) for over two months until the residual sugar required for sweetness to balance the acidity is achieved. The wine is kept on gross lees for six months, and the final wine is fined and lightly filtered to bottle.
The wine was released in August 2017 after a year’s bottle maturation to give the wine time to settle. Characteristics of fresh limes, crisp apples and white flower perfume are predominant. Under optimal cellaring conditions, the wine will age comfortably for ten years.
Recommended pairings include shellfish, salmon, asian fare, duck, grilled pork and delicate cow’s milk cheeses.