Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Peter Lehmann has always been Riesling's most outspoken advocate, he has claimed best Riesling trophy at the prestigious London International on more occasions than any other, he declares Riesling to be his wine of choice if marooned on the proverbial desert island. Early picking of fruit from a superior single vineyard in the salubrious climes of Eden Valley has produced a fresh, lively Riesling, expect this captivating wine to exhibit genuine charm and offer great longevity as it narrowly missed being bottled behind Lehmann's flagship Riesling label.
Eden Valley Rieslings are highly acclaimed, the finished wines revealing great definition of terroir, elegance and style. H&V is sourced exclusively from Stanton and Petney's property atop the High Eden Valley on the eastern Barossa ranges. This steep east facing site is particularly cool as it lies over 420m above sea level on shallow rocky soils, ideal for enhancing the natural acid balance of ultra fine Riesling. Grapes are picked early, crushed and chilled, juices are immediately separated from skins to enhance delicacy. Following a slow cool vinification in fermenters, the wine is clarified and treated to a prompt bottling for the retention of the elegant Eden Valley character.
Delicate green hues. Scents of freshly picked limes, lanolin and white floral. The palate shows great purity of fruit, penetrating yet elegant lime characters, orange blossoms and quartz mineral before a refreshingly crisp, dry finish. A superb white wine which will evolve brilliantly, as it reveals the complexity expected of a top flight Eden Valley Riesling. A treat to enjoy immediately upon release, the perfect aperitif, ideal alongside pan fried fishes.