Evergreen, NV Riesling

Evergreen, NV Riesling
Variety Riesling
Region Eden Valley
Alc/Vol 12%
Winemaker John Harris
Colour Pale straw green.
Bouquet Aromatic and youthful this is a classic style of cool climate Riesling with characters of intense lime, citrus, passionfruit and a gentle mineral acidity.
Palate Youthfully attractive with lemon and lime zest and fresh green apple nuances which are supported by a fine mineral acidity. The backbone has a flinty character and a touch of washed stone, which with the natural fruit acidity highlights this wines ability to age gracefully over time.
Winemaking This Riesling is sourced from a single vineyard in the cool climate high altitude region of Eden Valley in the Barossa ranges. The grapes were individually picked out in the vineyard for their exceptional quality and picked separately to the rest of the vineyard. To ensure the grapes were harvested at optimum flavour and acid balance the ripening of the grapes were monitored with regular berry tasting in the lead up to picking. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and quickly transported to the winery. After crushing and must chilling, the free run juice was drained and clarified with minimum skin contact. The juice was then cool fermented between 13 – 15C with selected yeast to enhance the delicate Riesling flavours. The wine was bottled with a screw cap closure to retain the pristine aromas and flavours.
Cellaring Potential Ready to be enjoyed now and will have a great lifespan which will enable it to be drunk over the next 10 years for those that enjoy aged style Riesling.
2018 China Wine & Spirit Awards, Best Value
Wine Showcase Magazine, February 2018 – 93 POINTS
Lively citrus nose with lovely ferment characters and palate showing zesty citrus flavours.
Patrick Eckel Wine Reviewer – 92 POINTS
A lightly golden yellow in the glass with lime and crushed rock dominating the nose. The palate is a lemon and lime expression of Eden Valley that’s set against a piercingly pure line of acidity, waxy lanolin like richness gives weight to the palate with wet slate and driving length of finger lime to finish.

Delicious now, but will age effortlessly.