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The Elderton Wines Blog

| NEW RELEASE | 2019 Eden Valley Riesling

6 December 2019
by Jess Ruciack

Riesling. Delicious.

Clearly we need to say more than that, but it is true! It’s such a great variety, with fresh citrus flavours and is a fabulous wine to match with food (we’ll cover that later.)

And we’re excited to let you know that the 2019 vintage is now available for you to pop into your wine rack/cellar.

A tiny vintage, with only 200 dozen produced, we are very proud of this wine. We included it on the menu at a Commander Seasonal lunch before it was released and everyone was swooning. And to top off our excitement, it won a Gold medal at the 2019 Barossa Wine Show!

Below is the 2019 Riesling on the day of picking (8 March 2019) – on the left is Peter, our Vineyard Manager, with the hand-picked Riesling ready to head back to the winery for pressing; on the right is a bunch ready to be made into this delicious wine.

2019 Eden Valley Riesling being picked

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Riesling and food

They just go together. There are so many styles of Riesling from across the world that you can match a Riesling with just about any cuisine.

Because our Riesling is a dry style, with citrus notes and acidity and a hint of minerality, it is a great match for foods to which you would add a squeeze of lemon or lime. The most obvious choice is seafood. Think oysters natural with lemon and lime wedges, fillets of King George Whiting that the family has just caught on the Yorke Peninsula and cooked on the bbq or salt and pepper squid.

It’s also great with dishes that feature Asian flavours – I squeeze lemon or lime onto my pad thai – and the citrus notes and acidity of our Eden Valley Riesling continue the theme.

Or pair with richer dishes that you feel need a bit of acidity to balance the richness, like sauteed mushrooms, or maybe a sneaky beef schnitzel and chips (the acid helps cut through the fat). The below dish was paired with our Riesling at the dinner to celebrate our Cellar Door opening in 2017 – ham and parsley terrine with pickles and sourdough croute.

Eden Valley Riesling food wine

But most of all, don’t be afraid to experiment with your food and wine pairing – whilst people might tell you there are ‘rules’ we each have our own preferences and everyone’s palate is different.

Awards

GOLD MEDAL – Barossa Wine Show 2019

Judges comments:
Clean lifted abundant fruit with defined citrus expression… Long and generous palate with abundant fruit weight.

The details – 2019 Eden Valley Riesling

Style: Dry, fresh and fruit driven
Colour: Vibrant pale green
Aroma: Enticing white florals and fresh lime
Palate: Fresh lemon zest and lime juice, with savoury nuances. Soft underlying acid adds supports the fruit, whilst adding palate length that leads to an attractive chalky finish

Vineyard Source: 100% Estate Grown, Craneford
Vine Age: 4 years
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar confidently for 5-10 years from vintage

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Head to the 2019 Eden Valley Riesling product page on our online wine store

Cheers!