Barossa - Eden Valley Kerner
Vineyard: - 100% Kerner (A.K.A. Weißer Herold) grown on a single estate in the Fechner vineyard, Northern Eden Valley/Barossa region.
Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2019 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced; due to the low rainfall. Frost disrupted the first vine buds in spring and throughout flowering which again reduced overall grape supply. A dry ripening through summer kept disease pressure to a minimum.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Pale straw and green hue.
Aroma/Bouquet: Herbaceous, white peach, ginger, pear and citrus notes.
Palate: Light and simply delightful with a clean crisp finish and little acidity. Hints of spice and apple with a dry length. If willing to cellar, this wine will certainly reward; expect texture and complexity.
Food Pairing: Asian cuisine, snapper curry or a delightful Moroccan Tagine.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 170 cases
Cellar potential: now to 10 years
Winemakers: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela
Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Riesling
Vineyard: Grown from old vines in the Fechner family vineyard located in the northern end of Eden Valley, known as Moculta; a super premium region of the Barossa, bordering the Eden Valley region (380m altitude).
Season: The season can be characterised as long and cool with good winter rains providing high moisture levels in the soil. January to February was cooler than expected with March having warmer days 2-3 degrees above average.
Wine making: With handpicked Riesling (87%), Kerner (10%) and Gewurztraminer (3%) grapes, the fruit was gently co-fermented and pressed before fermentation and bottling.
Appearance: Pale Straw
Aroma/Bouquet: Mineral, lemon zest and subtle aromas of tropical fruits.
Palate: Zingy citrus arrive on your palate with a light and refreshing feel. Crisp summer fruits offer complexity for this very enjoyable sparkling wine. it's a little Prosecco like!
Food Pairing: Shellfish, spicy cuisine, cheese plates or enjoy from the beginning to the middle and end of a dinner party.
Residual Sugar: 5.5 g/L
Production: 590 dozen (750ml)
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar Potential: Now but can be enjoyed for many years. expect further complexity with age.
Wine Maker: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela