Poonawatta The Eden Riesling

Poonawatta The Eden Riesling 2019

Eden Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    12%
Long regarded as one of Australia's finest Riesling makers, the 2019 Poonawatta The Eden Riesling is another brilliant example of Eden Valley Riesling.

While the 2019 volume is down there is no loss of flavour - it is a powerhouse of fresh citrus, with a lemon-lime bouquet and hints of apple blossom and sage. The vibrant palate is awash with citrus- lime and Meyer lemon, granny smith apple with the slatey acidity driving a long finish.

Review of the 2018 vintage included below;

"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.

Availability: In stock

$26.90
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.
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South Australia
Eden Valley
750
12
The Eden Riesling is produced from a single vineyard planted by in 1972. Using only free run juice The Eden displays the purity of the Riesling variety and a true expression of site and region.

While the 2019 volume is down there is no loss of flavour - it is a powerhouse of fresh citrus, with a lemon-lime bouquet and hints of apple blossom and sage. The vibrant palate is awash with citrus- lime and Meyer lemon, granny smith apple with the slatey acidity driving a long finish.

Altitude: 430 to 445 metres ASL.

Aspect: North Easterly exposure on a medium slope..

Soil: Predominantly thin sandy loam over seams of gravel and rock..

Vineyard size: 2 hectares (5 acres), 3.6 metre rows, 1.8 metre vine spacing..

Harvest: Ranges from early March to mid April..

Ferment: 100% free run juice; cold settled then slow ferment ranging from 21 to 24 days..

Bottling: Cold stabilised; bottled 6 to 8 weeks after harvest..

Closure: Screw cap

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