2018 Forbes & Forbes Eden Valley Riesling

Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling

Vineyard: Located in the Eden Valley region of Springton on a gentle slope is the Forbes & Forbes Riesling vineyard. Grown at an altitude of 440 meters in sandy loam soil with an array of ancient rock forms consisting of schist, quartz, ironstone and granite.

Season: Generous winter rain replenished the soil profile from late winter into early spring. Cool evenings allowed for slow fruit development leading into warm summer days. The season in combination with cool evenings maximised Riesling flavour with consistent growth and quality bunches. Certainly a vintage of premium class.

Wine making: 100% Riesling grapes were handpicked and gently pressed to capture the free run juice. The Riesling juice was settled for 48 hours following an extended fermentation temperature at 15-22 degrees before fining and bottling.

Appearance: Clear to pale green

Aroma/Bouquet: Fresh citrus, perfumed petals and green apples.

Palate: Zingy mandarin overtones with an abundance of lemon and limes. Washed slate minerals fill the palate with fresh crisp acidity, dry and well balanced.

Food Pairing: Freshly shucked Oysters, Beer battered fish and chips, spicy cuisine or try creamy pasta dishes.

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: 3g/L

Production: 200 cases

Cellar potential: Now – 10+ years

Wine maker: Colin Forbes

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