Paul Cluver - Close Encounter Riesling 2015Refreshing White
Available 11th Feb 2017
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- Acidity g/l7.7
- BodyMedium Bodied
- Food MatchMild Asian Dishes
- Grape TypeRiesling
- Malolactic FermentationNo
- Ph Level2.99
- Residual Sugar g/l8.6
- Style of White WineCrisp & Dry
- WinemakerAndries Burger
The colour is pale, with a beautiful green apple tint.
The nose shows ripe green apple, apple blossom, beeswax and fynbos honey notes. The palate is crisp and clean - lemon sorbet-like however has some more palate weight than one normally would expect.
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.