Poonawatta The Eden Riesling

Poonawatta The Eden Riesling 2018

Eden Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    12%

Long regarded as one of Australia's finest Riesling makers, the 2018 Poonawatta The Eden Riesling is another brilliant example of Eden Valley Riesling. Following in the footsteps of recent vintages of this wine, this offers impressive concentration of flavour, with the vineyard sites typical floral notes underpinned with sherbert lemon and lime, and delicate musk notes. An Eden Valley Riesling of incredible length and generous flavour and a relative bargain at this price.

"95 Points. Hailing from a single vineyard planted in '72, this immaculate wine is serviced as much by a waft of phenolics, as by a regional stamp of limey acidity. Yet it is the intensity of flavour that sets this wine apart. Long! Boasting rapier-like precision across wet stone, cumquat and orange marmalade, all unravelling across a beam of energy. Nothing too hard about this. It is very good. Screwcap. 12% alc. To 2030. $28" - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Poonawatta Estate, the cornerstone of which is The 1880 Shiraz, produced from 8 of a hectare (two acres) of original vines planted in 1880. To the best of their knowledge the 7th oldest Shiraz vineyard in Australia, and the 2nd oldest in Eden Valley after Henschke’s Hill of Grace. This small vineyard consisting of 912 weathered vines produces low yields of premium fruit for their flagship wine. With around 2000 bottles produced each vintage.
South Australia
Eden Valley
"The Eden Riesling is produced from a single vineyard of five acres (two hectares) in the heart of the Eden Valley region, established in the 1970s. These old vines cling to the poorest soils on the Poonawatta property; the lean environment keeping the yields low, the flavours concentrated and the fruit pure. A minimalist approach is taken to all aspects of vineyard management to ensure low yielding vines that maximise fruit intensity. Irrigation is used only to maintain canopy health, not to increase fruit production with average yields at two tonne to the acre. Only free run juice was used in the making of our 2018 Riesling, to capture the purity of the variety and the clearest possible expression of the site." - Poonawatta Wines.

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