Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Steingarten is flagship Australian Riesling, representing the very best on offer from the pick of Jacobs Creek vineyards. In 1962, Orlando Wines established the Steingarten site on a steep east facing rocky outcrop running along the western edge of the Barossa ranges, less than two kilometres from founder Johann Gramp's original property. Named in honour of this iconic vineyard, Steingarten is vinified from a small number of hand selected cool climate Riesling blocks situated in the higher altitude ranges of Eden and Barossa Valleys.
To ensure grapes are harvested at maximum flavour concentration, the ripening is closely monitored with regular tastings by the winemaking team within the vineyard. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of night as each parcel achieves the most optimum flavour profile and acid balance. Grapes are rapidly transported to the Jacobs Creek wineworks, crushed and chilled. The free run juices are drained and clarified with minimum skin contact, followed by a cold fermentation at 13ºC to 15ºC after inoculation by choice yeasts, which serve to enhance the delicate Riesling flavours. Steingarten is bottled early to retain the precious, inimitable aromas and flavours of a distinguished vineyard. Alcohol 11.0%
Vibrant pale straw. Delicate aromas of citrus blossom with a background of subtle white floral and fresh lemon juice intensity are highlighted. A very restrained palate, showing youthful and attractive fresh lemon zest with fresh green apple nuances which are supported by a very fine and taut mineral acidity, providing a linear spine which enhances the potential of the wine to age gracefully over time.