The peace and tranquillity of the cool climate Eden Valley is ideally suited to yielding the clean, pure flavours of Riesling. Our approach of minimal intervention enables the true characteristics of each vintage and the vines to speak for itself.
Appearance: pale green-gold straw.
Aroma: Fresh and aromatic nose; lime zest, hints of grapefruit and an underlying minerality.
Palate: Full bodied and textural, bright and vibrant flavours – citrus, blossom, musk. Creamy lingering finish.
Food match: Sticky sesame grilled King Prawns
Cellaring: Perfect for immediate consumption, or cellar for 5 – 10 years.
A very successful 2016 growing season: reasonable winter rainfall filled the soil profile for good budburst and canopy development, leading in to a dry spring and summer. Riesling is a hardy grape variety and it thrived under the dry conditions, growing good crop yields, and achieving full ripeness, whilst retaining lovely natural acidity. A welcome rain in January allowed the grapes to ripen in beautiful growing conditions, producing an absolutely beautiful year for Eden Valley Riesling.
Majority of the fruit for our 2016 Peace of Eden Riesling has come from the Zander family vineyard in the Flaxman’s Valley area of Eden Valley. The Zander ‘Quarry Block’ is a beautiful low-yielding vineyard home to 38 year- old-vines which produce fruit with intensity of flavour and purity. The higher elevated (500m) Zander ‘Kosi Block’ provides fruit with wonderful acidity and structure.
Following picking – in the third week of March – fruit was immediately taken to our Barossa winery, for pressing, to avoid extended skin contact. As with previous vintages Phil let the fruit cold-settle for two days before fermentation, increasing the vibrancy of the final blend. Post ferment, each parcel was handled separately until the final assemblage, where only the very best components were selected for the 2016 Peace of Eden Riesling.