2023 Eden Valley Riesling
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The Ashmead family of Elderton Wines is extremely passionate about producing exemplary Riesling from Eden Valley. Our commitment to making dry Riesling has now lasted over 25 years and we
believe it is the standout white grape from our appellation.
The Eden Valley sub-appellation of the Barossa varies tremendously in climatic conditions and soils from that of the Barossa Valley floor. The climate is cooler and wetter and the soils tend to be skeletal and minerally, which is a major determinant in growing some of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, best Riesling.
Our 2023 Riesling is produced purely from our own plantings at Craneford and we are super excited about the consistency and stylish nature of this Riesling.
The 2023 ripening season was far from normal in the Barossa, instead it was a vintage which rewarded diligence in the vineyard and time spent tasting grapes and trusting your instinct. On deciding it was time to pick our Chardonnay, we headed to Craneford to ground truth the plan and also check on the ripening of our two Riesling parcels thinking it might be a week or so away from harvest. However we walked through each parcel separately to arrive in the middle with this look of excitement at the flavour we were seeing, it was so exciting to taste right at that moment of flavour just arriving - we picked the following day. The fruit was in such pristine condition that we decided to take the free run which was fermented separately, one parcel giving a very floral terpene lift and the other a citrus note and seamless acid line. We also cut the pressings for ferment in some old oak. A portion of this has been added back to give a touch of roundness and sophistication to the palate, whilst being careful not to add any
|Style||Dry, vibrant, floral and zesty. Pure.|
|Colour||Vibrant pale green|
|Aroma||Popping light florals with orange blossom undertones|
|Palate||Delicate lime and zesty pink grapefruit, with nuances of sweetness coating the acid line which leaves a generous, yet crisp and dry finish|
|Drink||Drink now or cellar confidently for 10 - 15 years|
|Region||Eden Valley: 100% estate grown single vineyard at Craneford|
|Vine Age||8 years|
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