Saltram `Mamre Brook` Riesling 2012 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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Overview

A spotlight has shone on the Barossa Valley's Saltram winery since 1859. Traditionally sourcing fruit from the north-eastern side of the Barossa Valley, Saltram also sources fruit from the cooler, high altitudes of Eden Valley – a perfect location for growing Riesling. In Eden Valley, Riesling develops lovely floral and citrus characters while retaining racy natural acidity.

After night harvesting the fruit was pressed, cold settled and transferred into stainless steel tanks to undergo a cool ferment. Minimal winemaking techniques were used to preserve the fresh varietal characters of the fruit.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A vibrant light green colour.

Aroma

Intense aromas of lemon blossom, bath salts and hints of fresh green limes dominate the lively nose.

Palate

With the Mamre Brook philosophy of crafting wines of rich full flavour and approachability in mind, the 2012 Riesling has a soft plush palate of fresh melon and limes. The flavoursome fruit on the palate is supported by the talcy acidity which provides length, purity and finesse.

Cellaring

Drink this wine in its youth to enjoy its fresh fruit flavours.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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The History

No history of the Barossa Valley or the Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram.

In 1844, a recently arrived immigrant from England named William Salter was one of the first people to purchase land in the newly opened land survey known as the Barossa Valley.

He built a stone house for his family naming it ‘Mamre Brook' after Abraham's spiritual home in the book of Genesis. Mamre Brook House still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram. William Salter and Son's first planted grapes in 1859 and in 1862 produced 8000 litres of a wine appropriately named ‘No.1 Shiraz'. Saltram's wines have long been renowned for their richness, intensity and character - from a bright young Semillon to a deep and complex Barossa Shiraz.

'Mamre Brook' the famous house behind the range of wines of the same name, collected the coveted Stodart trophy in 2003 at the Brisbane Wine show. Many of Australia's most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram's cellar doors throughout its history.

The Winemaker Shavaughn Wells

After studying Oenology at Adelaide University's famous Roseworthy Campus, Shavaughn graduated in 1998.

After years of working for famous wineries including Yelloglen, Yarra Ridge, St Hubert's and Wolf Blass, Shavaughn began working on Saltram red wines in 2005, alongside Barossa legend Nigel Dolan. Shavaughn believes the Barossa is such a fascinating place to work with Shiraz. "The unique expression of each sub region allows us to craft wines which truly reflect the Barossa's distinctive character."

Saltram's long history in the Barossa has created its unique house style of wines displaying concentration and intensity. Shavaughn recognises the privilege of being a part of Saltram, which has been a significant contributor to the Australian wine industry since 1859.

In recognition of Shavaughn's passion and understanding of Australian and international wine styles she was awarded a coveted Len Evans Scholarship in 2008.

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