Barossa - Eden Valley Sweet Riesling
Vineyard: The Riesling used for Ratafia is located at our Avon Brae vineyard in the High Eden region of Eden Valley. Grown at an altitude of 490m with regular breezes allowing for healthy growing conditions.
Season: The 2006 vintage is seen as another high quality year but yields in most varieties were down by 15-20%. The vintage was one of the earliest on record, with whites were nearly all picked by the end of March.
Winemaking: The wine grapes were allowed to sweeten on the vine before hand harvesting and traditionally pressed before chill fermentation. Once fermented dry, an addition of fortified wine was added before bottling and aging to release.
Appearance: Pale yellow golden colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: Distinctive lime and citrus notes burst through an exhilarating lift of candied fruits; takes me back to a dry/Fino Sherry with Grandma's trifle.
Palate: A generous explosion of lime and candied fruit which trails to a lingering and dry crisp finish. To lighten the flavours, chill and add a generous handful of ice.
Food Pairing: Cheese plates, a large glass of ice for a refreshing summer wine, de-glazing, create a syrup for citrus sponge. Versatile and enticing!
Residual Sugar: 3.04 g/L
Production: 2000 dozen (375ml)
Cellar potential: 25+ years
Winemaker: Christa Deans
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A delightful, crisp, dry and refreshing Riesling Six Pack sourced from a selection of single artisan vineyards across the iconic Eden Valley wine region. Crunchy acidity, with notes and flavours of minerals, granny smith apples and lemon citrus just to start. Riesling is aromatic and the perfect wine to pair with a variety of seasonal cuisines.
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*Riesling wines from Eden Valley can cellar for decades. The high level of acidity within the Riesling variety, makes Riesling the perfect wine for long term collecting. However, the wine will develop in texture, colour and citrus flavours; transforming from a light crisp style, to an 'oily' and dense complex palate. For true lovers of the Riesling variety, long term cellaring is much sort after.
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All wines are best chilled before you enjoy a crisp, refreshing sip to take the edge off the summer heat. Tantalize your palate with premium labels such as Halliday's 5 Star winery's; Dandelion & Heirloom Vineyards, to award winning favourites from the team at Chaffey Bros Wine Co.
Eden Hall introduced a very pleasing off-dry Riesling from their Eden Valley vineyards and not far away, the Garden & Field Vermentino - Tyson Stelzer Top 10 picks 'Barossa Living' 2016.
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Barossa - Eden Valley 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: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2020 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced, due to below average rainfall. Late frost combined with wet and windy conditions resulted in a poor flowering, with decreased berry set in bunch formations. From December the dry and windy conditions persisted, making the 2020 one of the driest and low yielding vintages on record.
Despite challenging conditions, the Eden Valley region delivered wine grapes of exceptional quality with white grapes showcasing an abundance of aromatics and both red and white grapes delivering excellent ripeness, concentrated colour and high natural acid levels.
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.
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: Bone dry with fresh citrus and crunchy acidity. Delicate notes of lemon rind intertwined with steely mineral flavours and soft bath salts.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with dumplings, spicy cuisine or South Australian King George Whiting.
Acidity: 7.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide