Variety: Riesling Region: Eden Valley Alc/Vol: 12.0% Winemaker: John Harris Colour: Brilliant pale green
Bouquet: Floral, lemon and lime with lychee aromas followed by apple and some orange blossom adding depth and complexity to the nose.
Palate: Youthfully attractive but full and textured; the palate opens up with layers of flavour highlighted by citrus characters. Lemon and lime reflect on the palate whilst some crisp apple and natural fruit acidity give a really textural mouthfeel. Extremely approachable in its youth upon release, the wine will have the ability to age gracefully over time.
Winemaking: The Riesling is sourced from a single vineyard in the cool climate, high altitude region of Eden Valley in the Barossa ranges. The grapes were individually picked out in the vineyards for their exceptional quality and picked separately to the rest of the vineyard. To ensure the grapes were harvested at the optimum flavour and acid balance, the ripening of the grapes was monitored with regular berry tasting in the lead up to picking, then harvested in the cool of the night. After crushing and must chilling, the free-run juice was drained and clarified with minimum skin contact. This juice was then cool fermented between 13 – 15C with selected yeast to enhance the delicate Riesling flavours. The wine was bottled with a screwcap closure to retain the pristine aromas and flavours.
Cellaring Potential: Ready to be enjoyed now and will have a great lifespan which will enable it to be drunk over the next 5 years for those that enjoy aged style Riesling.