Announcing the 2019 SA Top 100 Wine Awards Winners............
100% Single Vineyard - Riesling's - Refreshing - Aromatic - Crisp
Join us, as we raise a glass and salute these three top shelf wine winners for the 2019 - Adelaide Review's SA Top 100 Awards. To be selected in the category of winners is something we take very seriously in South Australia, especially when each of us are up against thousands of top shelf wines.
We offer you a six pack of SA Top 100 Riesling winners. Each wine pack will include two each of the following;
1) Chaffey Bros Zeitpunkt Redux 2015 Eden Valley Riesling - 100% vegan friendly, certified organic, Eden Valley Riesling. A limited production of 50 cases. This is a wine to enjoy now but will reward even more with long term cellaring (10-20 years).
SA Top 100 Review: 'Intense brown lime cordial notes, musk confection, showing a balance of lightness and fruit. So many playful elements in this wine that are made complex by maturity, almost queen-like in personality'.
2) Heirloom Vineyards Eden Valley 2018 Riesling - Traditional viticulture with these old vines means each vine is hand managed to capture quality with minimal intervention. Hand picked and gently pressed on skins, combined with nine months on lees, has allowed maximum flavour to capture the essence of Eden Valley Riesling. SA Top 100 Review: 'Tropical fruit basket of guava, pear, honeydew melon and blossoms, beautifully balanced and in harmony with generosity and an open invitation to dinner'.
3) Stage Door Wine Co. The Greenroom 2019 Eden Valley Riesling - Barossa's high country (High Eden) at its best and what a year for Riesling 2019. Grown in the five star, James Halliday rated vineyard of Eden Hall. The Stage Door Wine Co. brand is fast tracking to become a wine for all avid collectors. SA Top 100 Review: Refined elegance with citrus fruits of lemon and lime, talc powder classical notes, this wine's acidity is generous with waves of flavour that build leaving you reaching for more. So very moreish'.
Congratulations SA Top 100 Winners!
Riesling - Eden Valley - 2019
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.
Six Pack Offer;
*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.
Which vintage of Riesling do you prefer?
Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
Vineyard: Located in the Eden Valley region of Springton on a gentle slope is the Forbes & Forbes Riesling vineyard. Grown at an altitude of 440 meters in sandy loam soil with an array of ancient rock forms consisting of schist, quartz, ironstone and granite.
Season: Generous winter rain replenished the soil profile from late winter into early spring. Cool evenings allowed for slow fruit development leading into warm summer days. The season in combination with cool evenings maximised Riesling flavour with consistent growth and quality bunches. Certainly a vintage of premium class.
Wine making: 100% Riesling grapes were handpicked and gently pressed to capture the free run juice. The Riesling juice was settled for 48 hours following an extended fermentation temperature at 15-22 degrees before fining and bottling.
Appearance: Clear to pale green
Aroma/Bouquet: Fresh citrus, perfumed petals and green apples.
Palate: Zingy mandarin overtones with an abundance of lemon and limes. Washed slate minerals fill the palate with fresh crisp acidity, dry and well balanced.
Food Pairing: Freshly shucked Oysters, Beer battered fish and chips, spicy cuisine or try creamy pasta dishes.
Residual Sugar: 3g/L
Production: 200 cases
Cellar potential: Now – 10+ years
Wine maker: Colin Forbes
Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
Vineyard: Mountadam Vineyards has long been recognised as one of Eden Valley's pinnacle vineyards. Established in the 1970's and mastering cool climate varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer before an array of red wine varieties took hold. The vineyard is situated in the High Eden region of the Barossa at an altitude of 550m, where the breezes and slow ripening micro-climate enable superior quality of wine grapes.
Season: A late vintage compared to previous years. Cooler days and nights, which meant the flavours were more concentrated due to a longer ripening period.
Wine making: Riesling grapes are handpicked from 44 year old vines, gentle pressed and chill fermented prior to bottling.
Appearance: Pale straw with green hue
Aroma/Bouquet: Citrus blossom, lemon and jasmine flowers with underlying dried herb.
Palate: Lashings of lemon and lime citrus with chalky minerals typical of the Eden Valley region. Dried herbs with subtle nuances of floral perfume linger across the palate with a dry and crisp finish.
Food Pairing: Seasonal summer salads with Halloumi or King Fish, chilli crab linguni or an intensely rich and creamy seafood chowder.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Wine maker: Helen McCarthy