Not Your Grandma's riesling may allude to the fact this is a dry style of riesling rather than the really sweet ones from back in the day, but that's not to say your grandma won't like this one too. There's plenty of bright, zesty lemons and limes in this wine, along with some honeysuckle florals and green apple. The palate is light-bodied and vibrantly fruited, with a nice line of flinty acidity and a decent citrusy finish. This will develop some toast and honey over the next 5-years or so.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Chalky, crunchy aspect to the finish is the icing on the cake. Intense lime, lemon and bath salt flavours make for a powerful impression. Spray of herbs in the background. Funky label, classic flavours."
2012 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Right in the heart of Eden Valley style: intense lemon/lime fruit aromas and flavours, with a framework of minerally acidity, the mineral-like flavours ex the low pH of 2.9. Time shall not weary this wine."
From the Winery
The goal with this wine is to show off the virtues of classic Eden Valley Riesling to fanatical Riesling lovers and the Riesling uninitiated. It demonstrates our preferred dry and zesty style of Riesling with fruit and acidity in perfect balance.
A single Springton vineyard picked on two separate dates to capture both natural acidity/freshness and intensity of flavour. The two parcels were then cold fermented in a stainless steel tank to preserve purtity of fruit then bottled with only a minimal addition of sulphur dioxide. Floral, lemon/lime and lychee aromas are followed by intense apple, lime and orange blossom on the palate. The wine has great length of palate with the soft refreshing acidity balancing the intensity of fruit and providing the backbone to enable medium to long term cellaring if so desired.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Eden Valley, SA
Winemaker: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 12 %
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