Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Riesling Chardonnay Pinot Gris Eden Adelaide South Australia
A revitalizing cépage of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, from fine vineyards in Eden Valley and the distinguished Henschke Lenswood property at Adelaide Hills. This adroitly, hand chosen kaleidoscope of parcels is fashioned into a seamless wine, of stunning bouquets and engaging palate, named in honour of great aunt Ottilie Mathilde Henschke. Like the many remarkable women of an era when daily life was a far cry from the ease of today, she grew her own produce while raising a large family.
The Henschke Eden Valley vineyard is located in the cooler part of Mount Lofty Ranges, at an altitude of 500m and average rainfall of 700mm. The vines are effectively dry grown, planted on their own rootstock to a contour, the intention being to conserve soil moisture and reduce erosion. Planted in the middle of apple growing country, just northeast of Mount Lofty, right at the top of a long, picturesque valley at a cool ripening 550m, fruit grown to the Lenswood property imparts fragrance, minerality and racy acidity to the finished wine. Upon completion of ferments, components are assembled and bottled very promptly after vintage to preserve Lilly’s fragrant character and clean fruit.
Pale straw hues. A sweet, fragrant nose of lemon grass and gooseberry, clover blossom and ripe, soft peaches with lifted pear and citrus aromas. The palate is sweet and juicy with tropical notes, fresh crunchy fruit, and an attractive long, crisp finish. Drinking beautifully upon release and known to develop admirably, try Tillys Vineyard with a smoked pork and prune terrine.