Spioenkop Riesling 2015

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Spioenkop Wines

Few winemakers have dared plant Riesling in the Elgin valley.

Elegant - Mineral

Four stars in Platter's South African Wine Guide.

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Spioenkop Wines

In Elgin Valley, at the heart of the Western Cape (South Africa), he’s known as “the crazy young Belgian”. Koen Roose has lived and worked there since the end of the 2000s. He owes this name to his determination, not to say his stubbornness, because this winemaker opted right from the start not to follow the beaten track. He even deliberately goes against the flow, and we have discovered some real nuggets as a result. Spioenkop Wines – the name refers to a famous Boer War battle – produces around 30,000 bottles a year.

Spioenkop Riesling

Only a few winemakers have dared to plant Riesling in the green Elgin valley. The cool climate is particularly suited to this distinguished grape originally from the Rhine valley that can produce elegant, mineral wines. Koen Roose harvests his Riesling by hand in 18-kilo crates and leaves them overnight at 3°C before stemming and pressing them gently. The fermentation is natural (no added yeast). Production is limited to 2,500 bottles.

   Crystal-clear robe with green glints.

   Very expressive, dominated by floral and fruity aromas. In a second phase, the nose reveals slight hints of hydrocarbons typical of this variety.

   Clear and straight in the mouth, with marked minerality. Fine length.

   Oysters and shellfish form the perfect pairing

   12-14°C.

Data sheet

CountrySouth Africa
RegionElgin Valley
DomainSpioenkop Wines
CuvéeSpioenkop Riesling
Vintage2015
Colourwhite
Characterdry
Dominant grape varietyRiesling
Blend100% Riesling
Bottle size75 cl
Alcohol12.5%
Aging potential7-8 years

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Spioenkop Riesling 2015

Spioenkop Riesling 2015

Spioenkop Wines

Few winemakers have dared plant Riesling in the Elgin valley.

Elegant - Mineral

Four stars in Platter's South African Wine Guide.

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