A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2014 vintage. Spring was drier and had warmer days than average, meaning the vines got away to a good healthy start.
In the second week of January 60—75mm of rain fell, which kept vines healthy and grapes ripening. In fact the ripening conditions were perfect, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration.
The 2014 vintage has provided stunning signature Riesling from Eden Valley that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing.
Grapes were picked in late February and early March and were crushed and then gently pressed to collect the free run juice. The juice was then fermented under controlled temperature conditions of 12 degrees for 20 days to retain the delicate fruit characters of this variety.
Eden Valley is a cool climate region nestled between 400 and 600 metres above sea level and is part of the Barossa and Mount Lofty Ranges. It is rough, rocky country that belies its ability to produce wines of great delicacy and finesse. The soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock with red clay soils and sandy, silty loams interspersed with schistic gravels. The cooler climate of the Eden Valley allows fruit to experience longer ripening periods which is perfect for flavour accumulation and intensity.
Pack size: 12