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Marlborough viticulture owes much to the import of emigres from war torn Europe. Many were skilled fruit growers while others were passionate winemakers. They quickly discovered the magical affinity between aromatic white varietals and the mistral valleys of Te Wai Pounamu... Match a meal with maria»
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Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Eden Valley, perched high above the Barossa, is recognized as one of the world's finest Riesling growing appellations. The most distinctive geological feature of this Shangri-La are the metal grey, rocky outcrops of slate and granite. Hewitson retains a princely parcel. A single vineyard Riesling of exceptional freshness, intensity and longevity, from one of the best Eden Valley sites, Gun Metal is the perfect name, a reference to the grey coloured stone scattered throughout the vineyard and the piquant, steely minerality that resonates throughout every sip of the wine.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$167.50
Riesling has been grown on the elevated aspects of Eden Valley for over 150 years. Elevated approximately 450 to 550 meters above sea level, the region's cool climate provides ideal conditions for great Riesling fruit to flourish. The spartan soils and rocky terrain deliver distinctively varietal characters that are unique to Eden Valley. Closely cropped and fastidiously managed, the Hewitson source vineyard yields magnificent fruit. Hand picked grapes are low in pH with fantastic acidity and complete flavour development. Following fermentations, Gun Metal is treated to a settling and cold filtration before bottling.
Bright, light straw in colour. Lemon blossom perfumes, granny smith apple and lime zest on the bouquet. A wine of great intensity, bursting with fresh citrus flavours of limes and lemon, finishing with a talcum powder minerality characteristic of first growth Eden Valley Riesling. The powerful fruit and balancing acidity make Gun Metal a totally envigorating drink today, while offering the promise of great longevity and ongoing development.
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