Barossa - Eden Valley Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Rileys Pinot Noir vineyard is situated outside the township of Eden Valley on the family estate. Pinot Noir is not normally grown in the Barossa wine region but Rileys site is higher than others and challenged by cooler than average evening temperatures, allowing a variety such as Pinot Noir to be grown.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure, ideal for Pinot Noir grapes. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February.
Wine making: The grapes were hand picked, gently pressed onsite in a traditional basket press before a short time on skins to maximise colour. New French oak barrels were used to mature the Pinot Noir.
Appearance: Light red brick with purple hue
Aroma/Bouquet: Lively aromas of strawberries and cherries, with a delicate hint of spice.
Palate: The Pinot Noir has delightful fresh berries on the immediate palate with hints of plum and black pepper. Light to medium bodied with a soft and slightly savory finish.
Food Pairing: Chinese five spice duck, Risotto with Parmesan and garden peas or Maggie Beer's Pheasant Farm Pate with freshly baked french stick.
Other: Enjoy at room temperature or chill for 30 minutes in the warmer months.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 300 Cases
Cellar potential: Now - 2025
Wine consultant: Joanne Irvine
Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling White Wines
Sparkling Wine is no longer 'just' a wine to celebrate with. It's a refreshing, dry light white wine to be enjoyed as you please. This six pack Sparkling wine selection will tantalize your taste buds with such a diverse range on offer. Sourced from estate vineyards across Barossa's Eden Valley region.
$139 Six Pack Wine Offer;
Allow us to temp you with the new an exciting Sparkling Riesling from our friends at Chaffey Bros Wine Co. You will find this wine is bursting with aromatics and zingy crisp flavours. Something more traditional is the Riley's of Eden Valley 2016 Sparkling Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Hand picked, gently pressed and barrel aged before bottle fermentation.
Synonymous with reputation and noted in the top ten Sparkling Wines of Australia (Tyson Stelzer wine writer), Mountadam Vineyards have been creating world class Chardonnay grapes since the mid seventies. Hand crafted within the family estate by wine maker Helen McCarthy, absolutely first class!
Enjoy now or cellar with confidence!
Barossa - Eden Valley Pinot Noir Rosé
Vineyard: Nestled in the Barossa Hills on the Eastern side of Eden Valley, the vineyard is one of the oldest in the region, planted in 1932 by the Lehmann family.
Season: Eden Valley received good winter rains which set the growing season off to a good start. Flowering was consistent with bunches setting well and generous quantities expected. Summer was warm and dry with the added benefit of Eden Valley's high altitude allowing cool evening's and breezes to assist with wine grapes maintaining freshness and high levels of natural acidity.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Pale salmon pink.
Aroma/Bouquet: Crisp and lively with lifted aromas of raspberry, watermelon and apple blossom.
Palate: Vibrant, light and refreshing with delicate nuances of raspberry, confectionery, fairy floss and delicate summer berries.
Food Pairing: Grilled shellfish, tapas, spicy foods and matured cheese.
Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/L
Cellar potential: 2 years
Winemaker: Simon Adams