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2014 Heggies Vineyard Eden Valley Riesling

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Heggies has always been constantly good and at a great value, and this 2014 version is no different. Made in a dry style, it shows lovely aromas of lemons, limes, wet stone and jasmine florals on the nose, whilst the palate is light, tight and zippy with citrus and ginger spice flavours, frisky acidity, and a bright, lip-smacking finish that would see this match well with sushi and sashimi. Stick a few bottles in the the cellar and watch it develop toast and honey characters over the next 7 to 10 years.

Winemaker's Notes

Heggies Vineyard is the sort of place a man would sit on his horse in silence at sunset and marvel at the ways of nature. Through the combination of innovative viticultural practices and unique ‘terroir’, this challenging and picturesque estate vineyard produces distinctive, balanced wines – beautifully structured and long on flavour.

Nestled in the high country of the Eden Valley, Heggies Vineyard is situated at an altitude of 550m above sea level where the soil is a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. With only 787mm of average annual rainfall, the vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient, producing wines of full flavour, finesse and balance.

Winemaking / Viticulture: Heggies Vineyard Riesling grapes are picked in the cool of the night and swiftly transported to our winery. There is minimal handling of the juice and only the free run portion is selected for the Heggies Vineyard Riesling 2014. The juice is fermented at cool temperatures using aromatic yeasts and blended early at the completion of fermentation.

At Heggies Vineyard there are a number of blocks of Riesling available, so when the final blend is made there are a variety of options to ensure each vintage is of consistently excellent quality.

Tasting Notes: Heggies Vineyard Riesling 2014 is a pale straw colour with an underlying green hue, showing fresh and alluring aromatics of citrus blossom, lemon grass and a touch of thyme. The palate is fresh and zesty, showing jasmine florals and a lemon drop acidity progressing to a tight, mineral finish. Heggies Vineyard Riesling is perfect to drink now and will cellar for 10 years. Freshly shucked oysters and Heggies Vineyard Riesling are an exquisite food and wine pairing.

Cellaring: Perfect to drink now and will cellar for 10 years.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2014 Heggies Vineyard Eden Valley Riesling

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Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
Picked Mar 1-20. Attesting to the size of the vineyard and winemaking decisions. The balance and conjunction between the apple/citrus blossom aromas, the dancing citrus flavours and the crisp acidity are exactly as they should be. Drink now by all means, but do hide a few bottles from yourself.
Drink by 2029
95
Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
Lots of spritz. Lots of perfume. Highly aromatic style with red apple, lime rind and lime blossom flavours. Pretty. Almost textural. And definitely elegant in the way it slips through the mouth. Will drink well young. Great option for this coming summer. Bring it on.
91
Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
Lots of spritz. Lots of perfume. Highly aromatic style with red apple, lime rind and lime blossom flavours. Pretty. Almost textural. And definitely elegant in the way it slips through the mouth. Will drink well young. Great option for this coming summer. Bring it on.
2015 - 2022
91
Huon Hooke (2015 Vintage) says
Light lemon-yellow colour with a soft, slightly developed bouquet of lemon peel and citrus pith aromas. There are fresh green herb notes and lime, almost tonic water characters on palate. A delicate and racy style of Riesling, which finishes with the faintest trace of grip. Lovely stuff.
2015 - 2025
93

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