Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
Vineyard: The vineyard was planted in the early 1920's and is renowned for delivering excellent Riesling fruit. Old vines still need meticulous attention which most requirements are done so by hand management. Dry grown outside the town of Springton on the southern end of the Eden Valley wine region.
Season: The adverse weather conditions during the 2011 were challenging to say the least. A season not typical within the Barossa and a long cool and wet ripening. However, viticulture skills were put to a test this year and delivered some exceptional results within the Eden Valley region of the Barossa - The high country.
If terroir consisted of sandy loam, shale and rocky outcrops over the red clay, than the skills of delivering a quality parcel of wine grapes was all up to the management, that's viticulture of course!
Appearance: Golden colour with green hues
Aroma/Bouquet: A lively herbaceous aroma with toasty buttery richness.
Palate: Mouth-filling lime citrus with toasty nut overtones. A softly textured wine which lingers to delicate fruit flavours on the finish.
Food Pairing: Matured cheese, Snapper Curry, Indian or full flavoured Cuisine and cream based pasta dishes.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Winemaker: Colin Forbes