2018 Poonawatta The Eden 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: Generous late winter rains replenished the soil profile followed into Spring. Consistent warm summer days with cool nights allowed for perfect slow ripening, maximizing Riesling bunch flavour. The vintage will be long remembered as an exceptional one.

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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