Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
From vines over forty years of age, grown to an elite site at Springton, supported by a parcel of fruit, picked off a bespoke vineyard, higher up the elevated aspects of Valley Eden. It was early German settlers who found a new home for the Riesling grape on the chilly contours of Eden, the terroir and clime being so similar to the challenging slopes along rivers Mosel and Rhine. A winsome perfume of kaffir leaf and bickford lime, followed by a provocative palate of pristine citrus zest flavours, the Riesling of choice to accompany dover sole or the finest sushi.
Sons of Eden are well disposed to craft the very finest Eden Valley Riesling. They host a precious inventory of splendid low yielding vineyards, stimulated by cool nights and warm dry days, for optimal slow ripening of full flavour development and the retention of crisp citrus fruit acidity, so essential to the most graceful vintages of Eden Valley Riesling. Grapes are all harvested by hand, chilled to 6°C and whole bunch pressed, retaining nothing but the purest free run juices. A long cool vinification to complete dryness, in temperature controlled fermenters, aimed at preserving maximum varietal perfumes and retaining purity of fruit, is followed by gentle fining and filtration before a prompt bottling.
Pale straw hues. Aromatic and intense, pure lemon citrus and lemon sherbet characters, supported by savoury chalkiness and calico notes. Lemon lime citrus on the palate, accompanied by a tight mineral line. The long fine length of flavour is supported by crisp natural acidity, judiciously dry in style, resolving on an aromatic lilac, lemon floral finish.