Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Riesling
Vineyard: Grown from old vines in the Fechner family vineyard located in the northern end of Eden Valley, known as Moculta; a super premium region of the Barossa, bordering the Eden Valley region (380m altitude).
Season: The season can be characterised as long and cool with good winter rains providing high moisture levels in the soil. January to February was cooler than expected with March having warmer days 2-3 degrees above average.
Wine making: With handpicked Riesling (87%), Kerner (10%) and Gewurztraminer (3%) grapes, the fruit was gently co-fermented and pressed before fermentation and bottling.
Appearance: Pale Straw
Aroma/Bouquet: Mineral, lemon zest and subtle aromas of tropical fruits.
Palate: Zingy citrus arrive on your palate with a light and refreshing feel. Crisp summer fruits offer complexity for this very enjoyable sparkling wine. it's a little Prosecco like!
Food Pairing: Shellfish, spicy cuisine, cheese plates or enjoy from the beginning to the middle and end of a dinner party.
Residual Sugar: 5.5 g/L
Production: 590 dozen (750ml)
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar Potential: Now but can be enjoyed for many years. expect further complexity with age.
Wine Maker: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela