2016 Poonawatta Valley of Eden off-dry Riesling

Vineyard:  Four tonne of Riesling fruit was sourced from a neighboring vineyard in Eden Valley, machined picked in the cool of the evening.

Season: The vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering to ensure above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year with rain falling around veraison (late January). Hand managed canopies ensured open, light and airy vines could ripen fruit to a high quality with a broad spectrum of fruit flavours.

Wine making: NA

Appearance: light straw & green hues

Aroma/Bouquet: Vibrant lifted floral perfume with lemon citrus that overlays notes of kiwi fruit, green apples and musk.

Palate: Ripe nectarine, apple with soft lemon and lime sorbet on the finish. A medium dry sweetness  on the palate, the wine develops texture and depth with vibrant acidity.

Food Pairing: Spicy cuisine or as a dessert wine enjoyed with cheese plates and lemon meringue pie.

Alcohol: 10.8%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: 24 g/L

Production: 230 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: 5+ years

Wine maker: Christa Deans

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