Barossa - Eden Valley - Riesling Semi - Sweet Wine
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 2016 vintage had a dry start through the winter, followed by a warm spring. This encouraged flowering to begin with a high expectation of flowers developing into fruit set. Minimal disease pressure was a positive but challenging with the summer season; dry and extremely hot. By the end of December some rain was received with a decent rainfall in March. The vintage harvest was earlier than expected but given the warm and dry season was a relief to grapevines; in particular old dry grown vines.
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.
Residual Sugar: 24 g/L
Production: 230 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 5+ years
Wine maker: 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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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
Vineyard: The first venture for making a semi-sweet Riesling in the Eden Hall wine range. Sourced from the single estate vineyard and hand managed to meticulous detail. Grown at high altitude in the high Eden region (550m) of the Barossa which entails a long and cool ripening.
Season: The 2018 growing season started with average winter rains following into a dry spring and summer period. Ripening in the vineyard was hasty but impressive quality of wine grapes was achieved with minimal disease pressure.
Winemaking: Riesling fruit was gently pressed before placed in a chilled fermenter. Residual sugar was kept to a minimum to ensure low alcohol was attained, resulting in a wine of generous fruit and acidity.
Appearance: Pale straw colour.
Nose: Aromatic sweetness allures you to entice for a moment longer. Highly perfumed of rose petals and musk nuances.
Palate: A generous palate of forward fruit dominated by Pink Lady apples and cinnamon spice. Integrated acidity is subtle with delicate nuances delivering a soft and deliberately tempting wine.
Food Pairing: Enjoy chilled as an aperitif, spicy Asian foods, cheese plates or desserts; a wine for all occasions!
Residual Sugar: 61 g/L
Production: 233 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: Drink now
Winemaker: Christa Deans