Not Your Grandma's Riesling 2016 (6 x 750mL) Eden Valley

This is the Riesling Zeitgeist. Grandma drank sweet "Riesling" from a box… now real riesling is back! From the pristine Eden Valley, home of Australia's finest Riesling. The goal with this wine is to show off the virtues of classic Eden Valley Riesling to fanatical Riesling lovers and the Riesling uninitiated. It demonstrates our preferred dry and zesty style of Riesling with fruit and acidity in perfect balance.

Viticulture - Michael Noack's vineyard is just outside of the township of Springton in the southern Eden Valley. The Riesling vines were planted in 1973 on an ideal east-facing aspect that benefits from the prevailing breeze that helps to keep this vineyard fresh and disease free. The vineyard is planted in low-nutrient well-draining soils largely composed of quartz gravel. This geology in the southern end of the Eden Valley lends itself to the tell-tale Eden Valley Riesling steely minerality and delicate florals. Vineyard GPS coordinates: 34°42'06.5"S 139°05'03.4"E

Vinification - Machine harvested for a few hours of intentional skin contact to build phenolic body. Cold fermented in a temperature controlled inox fermenter using a combination of indiginous and selected yeasts to develop and protect delicate aromas. As a stylistic choice, we do not use any fining throughout the winemaking process and only minimal SO2 is added prior to bottling.

Not Your Grandma's Riesling 2016 (6 x 750mL) Eden Valley

Lot No: 0019-2478975

This is the Riesling Zeitgeist. Grandma drank sweet "Riesling" from a box… now real riesling is back! From the pristine Eden Valley, home of Australia's finest Riesling. The goal with this wine is to show off the virtues of classic Eden Valley Riesling to fanatical Riesling lovers and the Riesling uninitiated. It demonstrates our preferred dry and zesty style of Riesling with fruit and acidity in perfect balance. Viticulture - Michael Noack's vineyard is just outside of the township of Springton in the southern Eden Valley. The Riesling vines were planted in 1973 on an ideal east-facing aspect that benefits from the prevailing breeze that helps to keep this vineyard fresh and disease free. The vineyard is planted in low-nutrient well-draining soils largely composed of quartz gravel. This geology in the southern end of the Eden Valley lends itself to the tell-tale Eden Valley Riesling steely minerality and delicate florals. Vineyard GPS coordinates: 34°42'06.5"S 139°05'03.4"E Vinification - Machine harvested for a few hours of intentional skin contact to build phenolic body. Cold fermented in a temperature controlled inox fermenter using a combination of indiginous and selected yeasts to develop and protect delicate aromas. As a stylistic choice, we do not use any fining throughout the winemaking process and only minimal SO2 is added prior to bottling. (255940-1)

$8.17
per Bottle

$49
per package

Overview

This is the Riesling Zeitgeist. Grandma drank sweet "Riesling" from a box… now real riesling is back! From the pristine Eden Valley, home of Australia's finest Riesling. The goal with this wine is to show off the virtues of classic Eden Valley Riesling to fanatical Riesling lovers and the Riesling uninitiated. It demonstrates our preferred dry and zesty style of Riesling with fruit and acidity in perfect balance.

Viticulture - Michael Noack's vineyard is just outside of the township of Springton in the southern Eden Valley. The Riesling vines were planted in 1973 on an ideal east-facing aspect that benefits from the prevailing breeze that helps to keep this vineyard fresh and disease free. The vineyard is planted in low-nutrient well-draining soils largely composed of quartz gravel. This geology in the southern end of the Eden Valley lends itself to the tell-tale Eden Valley Riesling steely minerality and delicate florals. Vineyard GPS coordinates: 34°42'06.5"S 139°05'03.4"E

Vinification - Machine harvested for a few hours of intentional skin contact to build phenolic body. Cold fermented in a temperature controlled inox fermenter using a combination of indiginous and selected yeasts to develop and protect delicate aromas. As a stylistic choice, we do not use any fining throughout the winemaking process and only minimal SO2 is added prior to bottling.

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 91 - Jane Faulkner James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Published 01 February 2018

This turns up the citrus dial with lemon-lime blossom/juice/drops and zest with some mint too. It's refreshing with slatey, racy acidity and a slight bitter finish.

Winery Tasting Notes

Floral, lemon/lime and lychee aromas are followed by intense apple, lime and orange blossom on the palate. The wine has great length of palate with the soft refreshing acidity balancing the intensity of fruit and providing the backbone to enable medium to long term cellaring if so desired.