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Heirloom Vineyards Eden Valley Riesling

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There's plenty to love about Aussie riesling, especially their light and juicy nature, plus the amazing value for money! This one is from one of our premium riesling areas and shows a truckload of lemons and limes on the nose, along with hints of jasmine and ginger spice. The palate is lighter-bodied and dry, with some richness to the citrus fruit flavours, a touch of toasty development, a bright line of flinty, zippy acidity, and an appealing lime and apple finish. Chill and enjoy with some pork chops.

Winemaker's Notes

This Heirloom Vineyards Riesling was made from our best Eden Valley Vineyard whose manicured old vines embody the very best in cutting edge, but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch by bunch, naturally fermented free run juice, with ambient vineyard and winery yeasts, gently tank pressed and stored on yeast lees for 9 months before bottling. 

 

Appearance: The colour is bright with beautiful green straw tinges at the edges of the glass. Bright and crystal clear with little development. Let it catch the light and marvel at the sparkle.

Nose: The aroma is a fragrant and floral beauty. Hyper-intense Eden Valley Riesling smells. This Heirloom Riesling is like smelling spring in Eden Valley, flowers blossoming, especially jasmine and textbook limes and lemon rind but also with hints of gingerbread and lime cordial. Some delicious hints of classic fresh custard and toast characters seem to be emerging in the background.

Palate: This palate has that extra dimension, no just fresh and fruity but a marvellously mouth filling juicy palate; a touch of creamy mouth-feel a wonderful part of the landscape. All balanced sweet and zingy citrus but overall a pristine, elegant pure Eden Valley Riesling with flavours that fulfils and refresh. Taught acidity with washed river stone-like minerality which delves into green apples. The definition of Riesling flavour is long, ample and fine. A tight old vine expression of Eden Valley Riesling that has all the hallmarks for a long term cellar life.

Cellaring: An extraordinary Riesling from the Eden Valley that will cellar extraordinarily well but is so deliciously delicious now. Argument for delayed gratification is almost academic.

Alcohol: 12.0%




Awards and Accolades


Silver Medal - AWC Vienna.

Top 100 and Blue-Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition.

Gold Outstanding - International Wine & Spirit Competition. 

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Heirloom Vineyards Eden Valley Riesling

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Bright, light straw-green; the pure lime-infused bouquet leads into an immaculately balanced and structured palate, citrus and apple flavours set within a wreath of stoney, minerally acidity. Give it five years to really strut its stuff
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