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Lothian Riesling 2015

The Experience

Drink When...
Feeling heroic
Listen To...
Piece of the Action by Meatloaf
Think About...
Don't think, just do it
Drink With...
Do action heroes stop to eat?

The Oddbins Take

Lothian Riesling sounds like an all action hero, doesn’t he? You can imagine him sliding effortlessly across the bonnet of a car and despatching a bad guy before fixing his already perfectly coiffured hair, cracking wise and strolling off into the sunset with barely a scratch on him and a blonde on his arm. In reality the Lothian Riesling really is the wine equivalent of the all action hero. This bad boy is untouchable, debonair, versatile in any situation and is not afraid to give your taste buds a bit of a doing over. Yippee-ki-yay wine picker.

The Vital Statistics

Country
South Africa
Region
Elgin
Classification
WO Elgin
Vintage
2015
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
3.2 g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

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The Style

Grape
Riesling (100%)
Character
Crisp, Fresh, Mineral
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Rose Murray-Brown in The Scotsman: "This South African wine estate takes its name from the Scottish-style stone walls in the Elgin region. The cool climate of the highland Elgin area is proving ideal for chardonnay, pinot noir and some very pure dry riesling and viognier dessert wine. Try this limey, minerally Lothian Vineyards Dry Riesling 2012 as an aperitif."

Tom Bruce-Gardyne in The Herald Scotland, 31/1/15: "There's a real purity to this South African riesling from the cool, Elgin highlands with its nutty, pear-like flavour and dry, minerally finish."

Lothian Vineyards, started in 2004, is a 10 hectare vineyard in the highlands of Elgin. Lothian specialises in the cold climate Burgundian wines - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling but also has Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Elgin is a traditional apple growing area that is becoming well known for its wines. It enjoys the famous Cape sunshine but has the added benefit of higher altitude and proximity to the ocean. The vineyard is owned by the Wilson family, originally from Scotland, who are now in their third generation of grape growing and winemaking in the Cape.