Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Since the acquisition of Chateau Leonay in 1945, Leo Buring has built an unparalleled reputation for the highest quality Clare and Eden Valley Riesling wines. Following each growing season, the harvest which can best exhibit an ideal balance of strong regional varietal fruit character and flattering natural acidity are selected for inclusion into the stately Leonay DWI17. Vintage 2005 was given to Valley Eden. One of Australia's great Rieslings, Leo Buring exhibits generous fruit complexity while young and will continue to develop with careful cellaring, well into the future.
Over the past seventy years, many of memorable wines have been released under the Leo Buring label. In 2002 the winery returned to its roots, making only Riesling. Leo Buring's tireless efforts to introduce Australian palates to table wine have been far reaching. His influence on the industry, ranging from technical advice to government reports, resulted in many improvements to Australian viticulture. To this day, the Buring estate retains some of Australia's most distinguished Riesling vineyards. All grapes are hand picked and carefully handled, to prevent oxidisation while preserving clean fruit flavours. Following vinification and settling, Leo Buring is bottled immediately after assemblage to maintain freshness. Alcohol 13.0%
Very light straw, pale lime green hues. Calico cotton, lifted, full, floral notes of the first yellow freesias of spring and a hint of daphne. Restrained rapier acidity underlies bright, green, fresh squeezed lime, citrus blossom, structural backbone of sun baked, crystalline quartzite provides an enduring minerality which persists and tantalizes with mouth watering natural acidity. A compelling Eden Valley Riesling with fine structure and lasting palate.