2019 Rileys of Eden Valley Family Riesling

Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling

Vineyard: Riley's Riesling vineyard was established on a three hectare site just outside the township of Eden Valley. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Eden Valley wine region and noted for high elevation with a cool evening temperatures, essential for premium white wine production.

Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2019 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced; due to the lower than average rainfall recordings. Frost disrupted the first vine buds in spring and throughout flowering which again reduced overall wine grape supply. The dry ripening season through summer kept disease pressure to a minimum and cooler high country breezes allowed the grapes to ripen for a vintage of premium quality. .

Wine making: Hand picked, gently pressed to which the free run juice was chill fermented by controlled temperature and bottled to maintain the primary Riesling aromas and flavours.

Appearance: Pale straw

Aroma/Bouquet: Fresh citrus of lemon and limes with notes of bath salts and floral perfume.

Palate: Fresh and citrus zest explode form the glass with mineral notes intertwined with lemon, white peach and washed slate. Crisp acidity is obvious with a light and dry finish.

Food Pairing: Beer battered fish and chips with lashings of lemon, Thai fish cakes with fresh Asian salad or pork dumplings with Vietnamese greens.

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 200 cases

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Wine consultant: Joanne Irvine

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