Riesling

2019 Sorby Adams Eden Valley Riesling

Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling

Vineyard: The Jellicoe vineyard is situated high in the Eden Valley region of the Barossa perched at 475 metres above sea level.  Low-yielding, 30 year old Riesling vines are planted on lean, rocky yellow podzolic soils typical to the terrior of the region. The cool climate perfectly accentuates the classic Riesling aromas and flavours that have made the Eden Valley world famous.  

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: NA

Appearance: Pale straw with green hues.

Aroma/Bouquet: Youthful and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows Gala apple, lemon/lime zest, cherry blossom and subtle flinty notes.

Palate: Concentrated and linear mouth feel with  structured lively acidity. Yellow peach with lemon sherbet and wash slate develop on the palate with a crisp and dry finish.

Food Pairing:  BBQ scallops, King George Whiting or Chilli and crab linguine.

Alcohol: 10.7%

pH:  3.12

Acidity:  6.79g/L

Residual Sugar: 4.6 g/L

Production:  NA

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Awards:

  • 95 points/ 5 stars Wine Orbit August 2019
  • 92 points/Gold Medal Wine Showcase August 2019

Winemaker: Simon Adams




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