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2016 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling

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Cracka Review

Each year we eagerly await the latest release from Pewsey Vale, it’s not just the site and the resulting wine that’s so special, but the special touch it receives from winemaking genius Louisa Rose. This slice of Eden would have to be considered one of Australia’s best sub $20 Rieslings and that is a ludicrously low price to pay for such immense flavour. It’s rich and has a fruit intensity of limes with notes of talc and pebbles while the palate is all about lemon and lime. It’s crisp and refreshing with gentle natural acidity filling out the finish. It will cellar well but drinks superbly in its youth.

Winemaker's Notes

Delicacy, finesse and intense lemon and lime characters are the hallmarks of this well-balanced wine.

Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling 2016 is a classic example of dry Eden Valley Riesling, showing the flavours we consistently see each year from this amazing single vineyard. This wine shows intense aromas reminiscent of fine dried herbs, white flowers, lemon and lime fruit. There is great length and depth with limes, fresh rosemary, white pepper and a hint of tropical fruit . The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity which balances the flavour intensity and a minerality that will reward medium to long-term cellaring. Enjoy on its own, or with fresh oysters, seared scallops, Thai beef salad or salt and pepper squid.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2016 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling

Expert Reviews

Ralph Kyte-Powell (2013 Vintage) says
An Australian classic and a bargain. Archetypal, delicate Eden Valley Riesling aromas suggest blossom, lime-lemon, spice and an interesting smoky note. The palate is plump, yet steely structured, with pithy citrus flavours and a lingering, fine finish.
94
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Your lime juice and lily blossom pick-me-up is ready! The bargain white of 2010 is kicking around the shelves at half its true worth. One of Australia's most historic and famous rieslings at a price that has barely reached adolescence. Such a travesty, but I'm not complaining!
Wine Taste Special Edition 3
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
The glass closure is striking, but the contents even more so; made in a distinctly Germanic style, picked young to enhance natural acidity, and with residual sugar left to balance the wine's assertive acidity; green apple fruit with a lemony edge is refreshing, long, even and absolutely poised, exhibiting the winemakers rare talent for this variety.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Exceptionally stylish and regional, with an open, fresh perfume of heady rose petals, lime juice, lemon zest and wet slate. Long, elegant and finely sculpted, its racy, vibrant palate of luscious, juicy flavour remains finely crafted over a chalky mineral spine, finishing with tightness and focus.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Incredibly Fragrant and expressive aromas of lime blossom, apple blossom and fruit spice (and more) is of 100-point quality; inevitably, the palate, while excellent, does not have quite the same vibrancy and intensity. That said, a must-buy.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The highly successful outcome of several years experimentation, modelled on the Mosel (Germany) pattern; bright and intense lime juice flavours on the mid-palate yield to the crisp acidity of the finish, leaving the mouth fresh and thirsting for more.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
96

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