2019 Poonawatta The Eden Riesling

Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling

Vineyard: Estate grown across five acres in the heart of the Eden Valley wine region. Old vines established on own roots in thin rocky soils. The challenging environment maintains low yields, with tight bunches and concentrated fruit formation. Traditional hand management of the vineyard enables vines to capture individuality specific to site location.

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: Free run juice was captured and chill fermented with delicate lees stirring before a final filtration and bottling.

Appearance: Clear

Aroma/Bouquet: Hints of musk and apple blossom underpinned by citrus lime.

Palate: Lemon zest and lime with hints of sage and mineral carry through to a dry, crisp finish.

Food Pairing: Grilled halloumi with lemon zest and seared greens, Lemon and thyme roast chicken, Duck terrine with freshly baked sourdough rolls or seasonal fresh seafood dishes.

Alcohol: 12%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 572 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Christa Deans

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