2015 Pewsey Vale Vineyard The Contours Riesling

2015 Pewsey Vale Vineyard The Contours Riesling

2015 Pewsey Vale Vineyard The Contours Riesling

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Pewsey Vale is synonymous with Riesling, and this historic hillside vineyard that rules the Eden Valley in South Australia is world-famous for the distinct style it produces. Originally established in 1847 by Joseph Gilbert, it was purchased by Samuel Smith (now Hill-Smith of Yalumba) in 1961. The vineyard sits 250 metres above the Barossa Valley floor. The resultant cooler temperatures encourage a longer ripening period that is essential for producing superior Riesling grapes.

Made by renowned winemaker Louisa Rose, the Rieslings of Pewsey Vale have a distinct lime character together with florals and a touch of spice. When young they are vibrant and tight with upright acidity. As the wines age, they gain complexity with honeyed tones, but they are very long-lived, so patience is a must!

Tasting Note:
Pale straw in colour with green hues. Intense classic lemon fruit aromas, with a hint of white flowers. Bottle aged characters of toast, clove oil and lemongrass emerge and combine with the still fresh citrus and white flowers of its youth. The palate has great length and depth with concentrated power and fresh, pristine lime juice overlaid with toasted brioche, sage oil and lime marmalade. The wine finishes with soft, refreshing natural acidity.

This is a Dry, Medium- bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Long finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Riesling

Country:

Australia

Abv:

12.5%

Vintage:

2015

Region:

South Australia

pH:

2.99

Oaked or Unoaked:

No

Appellation:

Eden Valley

Style (R/S):

Dry (<1g/l)

Aged Before Release:

5 Years in Bottle

Farming:

Sustainable

Drinkability:

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