#195 Boschendal Playpen Riesling 2016
00:00 – INTRODUCTION & A BIT ABOUT WINEMAKER LIZELLE GERBER
01:05 – WHERE DOES RIESLING COME FROM?
02:29 – WHAT DOES THE BOSCHENDAL PLAYPEN RIESLING 2016 SMELL LIKE?
02:59 – WHY DOES RIESLING SOMETIMES SMELL OF PETROL?
04:33 – WHAT DOES THE BOSCHENDAL PLAYPEN RIESLING TASTE LIKE?
05:26 – SUMMARY
A limited release from Boschendal Estate, made by winemaker Lizelle Gerber. The grapes were harvested from vines planted in the foothills of the Helderberg on the southern end of Stellenbosch. The wine was part of a creative project launched by Boschendal to allow their winemaking team to spread their wings and experiment with new cultivars or techniques that might not be part of the Boschendal range. As such this wine is not available for sale on any retails shelves, but is served in select partner restaurants.
👃🏼 A pretty extroverted nose of pineapple, dried apricot, florals, beeswax and kerosene.
👄 The palate carries pretty sensational fruit that takes you on a little journey from the immediately tart apricot element, which then softens into nectarine and finished with a sweeter queen pineapple note. But while the fruit appears to be getting sweeter on the front of your palate, the acidity ramps back up the moment you swallow leaving this lasting impression of that aforementioned apricot, and a hint of lemon essence.
🔬 100% Riesling, 12.5% ABV. Harvested from North-West facing sloped in the Helderberg. The wine was cold-fermented, and matured for three months in tank. Batonage every two weeks over a period of three months.
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