2016 Eden Valley Riesling


2016 Eden Valley Riesling

The Vineyard

The Riesling vineyard is located at the southern end of the Eden Valley at an elevation of approximately 470 metres. The soil is gravel and sandy loam over stone/clay subsoil with a gently sloping northerly aspect. The vineyard is hand-pruned and hand-picked with limited watering, producing crops of 2 tonne per acre.

The Winemaking

Free run juice from whole bunch pressing is lightly cold settled then racked & separated into 2 components. One component undergoes a cool fermentation in stainless steel tank. The other portion undergoes a wild fermentation in seasoned french oak. Following primary fermentation, the tank component rests on its lees. The barrels remain on lees and are stirred periodically over 6 months. The wines are racked, blended and stabilised just prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw in colour. A classic lifted nose of lime and lemon. A pure and precise palate, intensely flavoured with the lime and lemon citrus, wrapped around a crisp acid profile. Wonderful balance, texture and length.

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