Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
Vineyard: The Heirloom Vineyards Riesling was made from the best Eden Valley fruit with manicured old vines embody the very best in cutting edge, but old school viticulture and wine making. Hand tended vines are managed individually.
Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2019 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced; due to the lower than average rainfall recordings. Frost disrupted the first vine buds in spring and throughout flowering which again reduced overall wine grape supply. The dry ripening season through summer kept disease pressure to a minimum and cooler high country breezes allowed the grapes to ripen for a vintage of premium quality.
Wine making: Hand tended and sorted bunch by bunch, naturally fermented on free run juice with ambient vineyard and winery yeasts. Gently tank pressed and stored on yeast lees for 9 months before bottling.
Appearance: The̴ colour is bright with beautiful onomatopoeic like green straw tinges at the edges of the glass. Bright and crystal clear with little development. Let it catch the light and marvel at the sparkle.
Aroma/Bouquet: The aroma is a fragrant and floral beauty. Hyper-intense Eden Valley Riesling bouquet. This Heirloom Riesling displays flowers blossoming, especially jasmine and textbook limes and lemon rind but also with hints of gingerbread and lime cordial. Some delicious hints of classic fresh custard and toast characters seem to be emerging in the background.
Palate: This palate has that extra dimension, not just fresh and fruity but a marvellously mouth filling palate; a touch of creamy mouth-feel a wonderful part of the landscape. All balanced sweet and zingy citrus but overall a pristine, elegant pure Eden Valley Riesling with flavours that fulfils and refresh. Taught acidity with washed river stone-like minerals, which delves into green apples. The definition of Riesling flavour is long, ample and fine.
Food Pairing: Coffin Bay Oysters with white wine vinaigrette and pomegranate, Thai Chicken curry, barbecued lime and chilli Crayfish…..
Residual Sugar: 0.9g/L
Cellar potential: 20+ years
Wine maker: Elena Brooks
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A delightful, crisp, dry and refreshing Riesling Six Pack sourced from a selection of single artisan vineyards across the iconic Eden Valley wine region. Crunchy acidity, with notes and flavours of minerals, granny smith apples and lemon citrus just to start. Riesling is aromatic and the perfect wine to pair with a variety of seasonal cuisines.
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*Riesling wines from Eden Valley can cellar for decades. The high level of acidity within the Riesling variety, makes Riesling the perfect wine for long term collecting. However, the wine will develop in texture, colour and citrus flavours; transforming from a light crisp style, to an 'oily' and dense complex palate. For true lovers of the Riesling variety, long term cellaring is much sort after.
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Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
Vineyard: Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. The goal is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in these wines.
The Enchanted Garden was planted in 1910 and thrives to this day, a 7 acre Eden Valley Vine Garden lovingly tended by Sue and Stuart Woodman.
Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2020 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced, due to below average rainfall. Late frost combined with wet and windy conditions resulted in a poor flowering, with decreased berry set in bunch formations. From December the dry and windy conditions persisted, making the 2020 one of the driest and low yielding vintages on record.
Despite challenging conditions, the Eden Valley region delivered wine grapes of exceptional quality with white grapes showcasing an abundance of aromatics and both red and white grapes delivering excellent ripeness, concentrated colour and high natural acid levels.
Winemaking: Whole bunches were handpicked on the 9th of March then de-stemmed without crushing the fruit to fill our press exactly. Juice from the free run and pressings were separated then fermented in small tanks between 11 and 13 degrees Celsius. The wine has a high level of natural acidity, and although bone dry, only 11.5% alcohol.
Appearance: Star bright in colour the appearance of this Riesling foretells the pristine and unalloyed quality of its fruit.
Aroma/Bouquet: With classic Riesling aromatics of citrus zest, lemon foliage and hints of dragon fruit flowers, etched by a clear, steely minerality. This wine holds the promise of a future, well-cellared bouquet of honey, caraway and rye.
Palate: Bone dry with fresh citrus and crunchy acidity. Delicate notes of lemon rind intertwined with steely mineral flavours and soft bath salts.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with dumplings, spicy cuisine or South Australian King George Whiting.
Acidity: 7.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide
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All wines are best chilled before you enjoy a crisp, refreshing sip to take the edge off the summer heat. Tantalize your palate with premium labels such as Halliday's 5 Star winery's; Dandelion & Heirloom Vineyards, to award winning favourites from the team at Chaffey Bros Wine Co.
Eden Hall introduced a very pleasing off-dry Riesling from their Eden Valley vineyards and not far away, the Garden & Field Vermentino - Tyson Stelzer Top 10 picks 'Barossa Living' 2016.
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Barossa deliveries same day, all others please allow approx: 7 days.
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