Catherine Marshall Riesling 2017
By Christian Eedes, 10 January 2019
There were some 146ha of Riesling planted in South Africa at the end of 2017, down from 240ha in 2007 so it’s evidently not a growth category but in spite of that, the wines which are being made from it seem to show increased sophistication, the 2017 from Catherine Marshall a case in point.
From Elgin fruit, the nose shows pear, lime and green apple plus some petroleum-like character and spice. The palate is clean and fresh – not without weight thanks to an RS of 11.3g/l but there’s plenty of acidity to offset this. Alcohol: 12%. Price: R140 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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