Eden Valley Riesling

2013 vintage

2020 Cellar Release

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.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 12 bottle limit applies)

$50.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Below average Winter rainfall | Relatively dry conditions from Spring through to Summer
Temperature: Lightning storms at flowering | Hot late spring temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry throughout | Late February rain event
Temperature: Cool January | Above average February temperatures
Upshot: Early harvest | Below average yields | Natural acid retention | Intense flavours

Winemaking

Fermentation: Pre-ferment solids suspension | 15-day cool fermentation | Minimal fining prior to bottling
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 12.5% | pH – 2.75 | Acid – 7.67g/L | RS – 3.2 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 16th March 2013 | Bottled: August 2013 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Lime cordial | White florals | Flint | White pepper
Texture: Soft acid | Creamy mouthfeel | Great drinking window

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Eurasian Oystercatcher
Vehicle – Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupé
Musical – Soprano Clarinet in C