Stone & Steel Riesling

Description

Oak Valley Riesling expresses a fruit basket of aromas, particularly yellow peach, litchi, green apple and watermelon. The palate bursts with flavours of apricots and grapefruit, and is cleansed with a finish of linear acidity. This is a cracking little Riesling, excellent value and just so well balanced and delicious.

Extra Notes

Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Sir Antonie became a Senator in the Cape Parliament and was knighted by King George in 1916 for his efforts to reconcile the Boers and Brits in the bitter aftermath of the Boer War.

Sir Antonie was a farmer extraordinaire and amongst his many farming achievements was the establishment of the first commercial apple orchards in the Elgin Valley. The apple industry remains the economic backbone of the region today.

Well over a century has passed since the pioneering accomplishments of Sir Antonie and today Oak Valley lies in the heart of the Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, its greenhouse cut-flowers, and, for the production of its outstanding cool climate wines.

Producer

Oak Valley

Country

South Africa

Region

Elgin

Grapes

Riesling

Type

Light & Crisp

Closure

Screw Cap

Colour

White

ABV

12.50%

£13.60

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SKU: TH132 Category:

Tastes & Tones

Light & Delicate
.
Aromatic
Bone Dry
.
Sweet
Fun & Easy
.
Complex

Perfect with...

spicy food
fish
seafood

Region

Elgin

Elgin, 40 miles (65km) southeast of Cape Town, is part of the Western Cape wine region of South Africa. Aromatic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay feel most at home in Elgin's cool climate and produce wines with highly expressive fruit and character.