2020 Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley Riesling, South Australia

Vintage Description

In 2019, Eden Valley experienced its second dry winter in a row. This, combined with windy weather during flowering, led to below average crops. Warm dry December days gave way to a sudden rainburst in January and cooler than average day and night temperatures to create perfect ripening conditions. The grapes and resulting wine have lovely fine acidity and intense aromas and flavours.

Tasting Notes

Louisa Rose, winemaker;
Pale straw with green hues. Intense aromas of fine dried herbs, white flowers, lemon and lime. A long and rich palate, reminiscent of grapefruit, lime and fresh rosemary. The wine finishes with a soft natural acidity which balances the flavour and minerality that is delicious now or will reward medium to long-term cellaring. Enjoy with fresh oysters, seared scallops, salt and pepper squid, Thai beef salad, or a tomato salad with pickled walnuts and fresh basil. Residual Sugar 1.7 G/L

Vineyard Information

High in the hills surrounding the Barossa Valley lies Pewsey Vale Vineyard, originally established in 1847 by Englishman Joseph Gilbert. In 1961, pastoralist Geoffrey Angas Parsons learnt his property had once incorporated the region's earliest vineyard and shared his discovery with good friend, neighbour and vigneron Wyndham Hill-Smith. In the ensuing twelve months, Wyndham established a contoured Riesling vineyard upon the slopes of the estate. Today Pewsey Vale Vineyard is a single vineyard dedicated to the single variety - Riesling.

Colour White Origin Australia
Region Australia White ABV 12.50%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2028
Everyday drinking, Special occasion