Riesling Eden South Australia
Vineyards selected for the Mesh Project are chosen for their potential to yield fruit that's most in keeping with their Eden Valley provenance, while exhibiting the potential to translate into wines of style. The aim is to construct a Riesling with strong citrus flavour and slight mineral profile, long, rich flavours with a greater emphasis on power, generosity, persistence and texture. From vines up to sixty years of age, the viticultural parameters for each site focus on painstaking regimens, pruning, leaf retention and nutrition to further improve quality of fruit.
Three vineyards, two different coloured buckets, one wine. High on the slopes of Eden Valley, bright yellow and blue buckets squat between the rows. Two subtly different methods are agreed upon to achieve the desired outcome, as grapes from each vineyard are pedantically divided by selectively hand picking alternate rows into buckets, Jeffrey's into the blue and Robert's in the yellow. The pair part company and the two separate parcels are then crushed at different locations, the finished components are jointly assessed to determine the final, final, final wine. Each component, while being close to identical at the start, undergoes a subtly different conversion, reflecting the personality of the winemakers.
Vibrant appearance. Aromas of zesty lemon and grapefruit, a hint of dried green herb and spice. Lively and generous on the palate, intense and generous with lively lime and citrus flavours, finishing clean and dry on a length of refreshing slatey, almost salty acidity.