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“Das kalte Herz” / The Heart of Stone - Single vineyard Riesling, is a grape which winemakers Margaux Nel and Leon Coetzee enjoy greatly and have always been fascinated with due to its transparency of site and the astute vinification required to best showcase this, as well as its metamorphosis in bottle & the incredible longevity.
Keeping this in mind, they source ultra-cool climates and vinify a small amount of wine in a dry style destined for further bottle maturation. Initially a shy & restrained wine opening up with hints of orange blossom ‘n honeysuckle, lime zest, pink grapefruit pith and typical Riesling ‘grapiness” with focused palate of yellow ‘n green citrus, green pineapple, peach and some almond meal ‘n spice concluding in a chalky, lengthy ‘n mouth whetting acid twist of a finish.
Enjoy as an aperitif or paired with fresh crustaceans ‘n other seafood, mild Cantonese cuisine or a simple roast chicken. Best decanted in youth or cellared to allow the wine to settle down ‘n flesh out in the years to come.
Accolades: 93 points by Tim Atkins, rated the 2nd best Dry Riesling from South Africa