Eden Valley Riesling 2019

This Heirloom Vineyards Riesling was made from our best Eden Valley Vineyard whose manicured old vines embody the very best in cutting edge, but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch by bunch, naturally fermented free run juice, with ambient vineyard and winery yeasts, gently tank pressed and stored on yeast lees for 9 months before bottling.

The colour is pale starbright gold hinting at the faintly viscous.

A lesson in lime and length. Indeed, intense lime aromatics, with a supporting aromatic cast of Wandering Dew, succulents, steel, musk, mango skin, and fresh lychee. Each sniff suggests a new smell.

This white wine’s acidity is piercingly long - around which glides a generous line of apple, green herbs, talc, minerals, lemon foliage, and grapefruit. Whilst being a lively and racy drink, it also has a powerful, pure core of Riesling’s fruit DNA. The wine’s concentration of texture and flavour attracts intelligent attention.

The sharp crispness combined with the aforementioned fruit intensity makes this wine the gift that keeps giving. Being both ethereal and yet sensuous this is a wine as happy  - well-chilled - with spicy calamari or a softly steamed fresh scallop on the shell.

Dry and long with the finely etched tannins knitted - or rather woven - into the pristine and pitch-perfect fruit flavours and textures. Simple chicken grilled with too much black pepper or a handmade and slightly spicy sausage with lentils would be the ideal attendants to this powerful wine.

An extraordinary Riesling from the Eden Valley that will cellar extraordinarily well but is so deliciously delicious now. Argument for delayed gratification is almost academic.

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Released 22 November 2019

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