2016 Poonawatta Valley of Eden Off-Dry Riesling

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.

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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