2018 Dandelion Vineyards Enchanted Garden 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: A late vintage compared to previous years. Cooler days and nights, which meant the flavours were more concentrated due to a longer ripening period.

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.

This 2018 Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling was bottled directly with minimal fining and filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard, a looking glass if you will, and is ready to drink immediately or cellar for decades.

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: With a palate weight that is all fresh rain water, this is an attractively textural Riesling displaying the variety’s intense purity. Bone dry, its structure and length is underpinned by austere acidity.

Food Pairing: Either immediately as an aperitif or with almost any white meat dish. Perfect with dumplings or South Australian King George Whiting.

Alcohol: 11%

pH: 2.93

Acidity: 7.6 g/L

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide

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