Eden Valley Riesling

2020 vintage

Winemaker Andrew Quin was set the challenge: to create a world-class Riesling for the Hentley Farm range. For him the answer was simple - head over the range and into Eden Valley.


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Three Eden Valley vineyards | Shallow grey sandy loam overlying granite | High altitude | South-eastern aspect
Upshot: Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant flavour profile


Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Dry conditions from Spring through to Summer
Temperature: High winds at flowering | Hot late spring and early summer leading to average Summer temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Rainfall: Early February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Perfect extended flavour development | High natural acid | Intense flavours and vibrancy of fruit


Fermentation: De-stemmed, chilled & pressed | Cold settled for 48 hours | Cool fermentation (11-15°C) | Minimal fining prior to bottling
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 11.8% | pH – 3.04 | Acid – 7.5g/L | RS – 2.5 g/L


Profile: Lemon | Grapefruit | Passionfruit
Texture: Bright acid line | Creamy mouthfeel | Great acid balance and texture

Animal – Eurasian Oystercatcher
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