The color is pale straw with a green hue on release. The aroma is fresh lifted lemon. Bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominate the palate and crisp minerally acid forms the backbone of the wine. The palate has rich citrus flavors, balanced by natural acidity and intense flavor. The wine has a refreshingly clean finish with long acid persistence.
|Vintage:||2018||Grape Varietals:||100% Riesling||ABV:||12%|
A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January. The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February. A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions slowed down the ripening and allowed the fruit to develop well. Whites from 2016 show good flavor and balance.
Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press) within an hour of harvest. Care was taken not to lose the delicate Riesling aromas and flavor precursors in the juice. After settling, the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of Riesling.
Post fermentation the wine was stabilised, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.
This wine can be enjoyed with a vast array of foods. The winemaker recommends enjoying this with spicy tandoori chicken.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|A1EE294221RSS||750ml||12||Glass||8 53065 00020 7||1 08 53065 00020 4||$14.99|
"A strong offering from the typically more fruit-driven Eden Valley. Lemon-lime sorbet, lavender and a little honey are wrapped in a texture that is chalky yet slippery, lifted to refreshing heights by bright, mouthwatering acidity. An affordable, food-friendly wine to keep stocked in the fridge all summer long. - CHRISTINA PICKARD"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 1st 2019), 90 pts and BEST BUY
"Estate grown and skilfully made to preserve the flowery, citrus fruits of the bouquet and palate. It is from the velvet glove and steel hand school, offering great varietal fruit now, and long into the future. It has the tactile acidity found in a few young Rieslings. Grows on you each time it is retasted."
- Halliday Wine Companion (2018), 95 pts
"Elegance, purity and restraint define this wine, giving a Mosel-like character to the apple and juicy citrus fruit on a crisp, light bodied frame. A dry finish follows."
- Decanter (April 2018), 94 pts
"This is pretty drinking. The wine offers classic Eden characters of lemon blossom, mixed citrus peel, Bickfords Lime Cordial in bouquet. The palate takes a similar tack, frisky with grapefruity acidity, juicy with more Bickfords lime going on, and offers pristine flavours through its good, refreshing length. A kiss of sweetness to close heightens drinkability. Nicely done"
- Wine Business Monthly (May 2017), 92 pts
"An ultra-youthful wine probably best to drink with a few years of age on it. Tight closed nose and very tight and intense citrus palate. Good understanding of the variety."
- Winestate Magazine
"Brilliant straw. High-pitched aromas of fresh citrus fruits, white flowers and chalky minerals, joined by an emerging hint of succulent herbs. Taut and sharply focused on the palate, offering bitter lime zest and quince flavors and a deeper melon note. Clean, racy and tense, delivering strong closing bite, stony persistence and a suave echo of honeysuckle. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty, October 2017), 90 pts
"Bright straw. Fresh tangerine, melon and peach on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Juicy and focused, with a diesel accent building in the glass. Closes taut, spicy and dry, with good persistence and a subtle floral nuance. - Josh Raynolds"
- VInous (March 2016), 89 pts
"Pale yellow. Spicy, floral and bright on the highly perfumed nose, offering scents of citrus peel and green apple. Spicy, firm and light in body, with intense flavors of bitter lemon, lime pith and chalky minerality. Zesty, firm and long on the lime-tinged finish."- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 90 pts
"Slightly cheesy on opening then into the more traditional citrus and subtle tropical fruit. It?s juicy and fresh with decent flavour, a shapely cut of acid and dry finish. Perhaps a little rough and commercial but a good wine and a good drink too."
Wine Front, Gary Walsh (February 29th 2012), 89 pts