Eden Valley Riesling

2016 vintage

2021 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 6 bottle limit applies)

$51.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

Gold – 2016 Canberra International Riesling Challenge
The Real Review – 95 points
James Halliday Wine Companion – 94 points
The Wine Front – 94 points
JamesSuckling.com – 93 points
The Wine Advocate – 92 points

Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | Rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance

Winemaking

Fermentation: One third 5-day solid suspension | Two-thirds 2-day cold settling | Cool fermentation (11-15°C) | Minimal fining prior to bottling
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 11.8% | pH – 2.76 | Acid – 7.6g/L | RS – 1.44 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 19th February – 8th March 2016 | Bottled: June 2016 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Cumquat marmalade | Brown lime cordial | Toasted brioche
Texture: Retained acid | Textured mouthfeel | Still youthful

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