Riesling Barossa Eden South Australia
Mamre Brook remain one of Australia's most dearly loved family of wines. Saltram draws Riesling from its vineyard just next to the cellar door, as well as from good growers throughout the more eminent viticultural precincts of Barossa Valley. Batches from highly specialized and distinguished Riesling sites atop the cooler aspects of Eden Valley are happily wedded to parcels gathered from the warmer climes across the valley floor. A well rounded Riesling wine of lovely floral and citrus characters, gentle structure and racy natural acidity.
Mamre Brook retain harvests of the finest Riesling every year, choice parcels from skilled growers who have been supplying Saltram for decades. During his tenure as chief winemaker, Peter Lehmann lightened the traditional styles and set the house template for delicate and elegant Riesling wines. Small parcels of fruit are carefully selected from vineyards throughout the the Barossa and Eden Valleys. After harvesting throughout the cool of night, grapes are pressed, juices are cold settled and transferred to fermenters. Batches are treated to a vinification at cooler temperatures, aimed at achieving a fresh fruit driven style. Minimal handling techniques are employed to preserve the crispness and vitality of fruit.
Pale straw colour with some green tones. A delicate Riesling wine displaying complex aromas of lemon grass and spice with a hint of tea-leaf. The palate is driven by citrus and melon flavours, enhanced by a clean acidity and lengthy, elegant finish. Match to porcini risotto, seafood terrines or whiting caprice.