The Château Eden Valley Riesling 2012
Tasting Notes

This unique single vineyard wine displays all the delicacy, elegance and finesse that can be achieved from this most noble variety. The nose shows lifted aromas of lime blossom and citrus fruits, while the palate has great intensity and length with mouth-watering acidity.  Excellent natural acidity along with an intense aromatic fruit profile.

Vinification

Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing followed by juice settling, then racked to cool fermentation at 14 ⁰ C for about two weeks. Bottled with no other influence, so as to retain freshness, delicacy and elegance.

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
Sourced from the Ahrens vineyard in the Eden Valley, and looking perfectly composed at 10.5% alcohol (with a smidgen of residual sugar I'm guessing). That's a sure sign of a happy vineyard, and it shows in this wine. What is most attractive here is the acidity - lightly spritzy and blistering in its natural power. A refreshing, limey, genuine acidity. The palate is long and powerful, the slight softness of a little residual sugar just helping the drinkability. Lovely, unforced Riesling of some purity. Good stuff. Drink: 2013-2020+ Score: 18/20, 93/100+ Would I buy it? Yes
Silver Outstanding
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
White
GRAPE VARIETY
Riesling
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
10.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.7g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.04
MATURATION
Stainless Steel
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Tasting Notes

This unique single vineyard wine displays all the delicacy, elegance and finesse that can be achieved from this most noble variety. The nose shows lifted aromas of lime blossom and citrus fruits, while the palate has great intensity and length with mouth-watering acidity.  Excellent natural acidity along with an intense aromatic fruit profile.

Vinification

Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing followed by juice settling, then racked to cool fermentation at 14 ⁰ C for about two weeks. Bottled with no other influence, so as to retain freshness, delicacy and elegance.

Reviews
93 Points

Score:
Review by: Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
Sourced from the Ahrens vineyard in the Eden Valley, and looking perfectly composed at 10.5% alcohol (with a smidgen of residual sugar I'm guessing). That's a sure sign of a happy vineyard, and it shows in this wine. What is most attractive here is the acidity - lightly spritzy and blistering in its natural power. A refreshing, limey, genuine acidity. The palate is long and powerful, the slight softness of a little residual sugar just helping the drinkability. Lovely, unforced Riesling of some purity. Good stuff. Drink: 2013-2020+ Score: 18/20, 93/100+ Would I buy it? Yes

Silver Outstanding
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

 

Other Vintages
2007 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
White
GRAPE VARIETY
Riesling
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
10.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.7g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.04
MATURATION
Stainless Steel

 

 

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