Tasting Note: Exotic aromas of Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Mandarin float alluringly from the glass and lead to a texture laden yet delicate palate evoking new season pink lady apples, mandarin with a finely textured finish of mineral bath salts with a subtle edge of refreshing quinine.
Food Matching: The purity and acidity in this wine would pair well with salads including fresh fennel or raw courgette. Seafood stirfries would also be a perfect accompaniment.
Vineyard: Three old vine Riesling vineyards feature here with two of them being dry grown. Vine age varies from 22 years to 60+ years. The vineyards are spread from the north (Moculta) to the central (Flaxman Valley) to the south (Springton) of the Eden Valley in order to incorporate all the key geological features of this long sub-region. Being dry grown and effectively organically managed, there is great diversity in terms of both ripeness levels and sun exposure at the time of picking, leading to this wine's tell-tale complexity and wonderful pattern of ageing.
Vinification: Hand-picking combined with a lengthy whole-bunch press cycle (9 hours) wherein gentle skin contact encourages phenolic body. Cold fermented on solids in a temperature controlled inox fermenter using a combination of indiginous and selected yeasts to develop and protect delicate aromas. The ferment is chilled prior to sugar dryness in order to maintain a small (4.4g/L) amount of residual grape sugar. As a stylistic choice, no fining is used throughout the winemaking process and only minimal SO2 is added prior to bottling.
Awards and Press News: Tanguay Martin of the New Street Warehouse like the 'very classy nose of potato, lemongrass and lime; yet with a delicate palate that was round and easy-drinking'
Bronze Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
Decanter Bronze Award 2019