2018 Tasting Notes
This Eden Valley Riesling was sourced exclusively from our High Eden Vineyard which grows at c 490 m asl. There are two parts to the vineyard, one planted in 1945, the other in 1956 – this cuvee is made predominantly from the 1956 section. The vineyard is managed biodynamically, dry grown and hand harvested. The 2018 growing season was a good one and this was reflected in the ‘generous’ yield – in an historic context – of 1.5 t/ac (28hl/ha).
This cuvee was fermented wholly in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts matured on lees for 4 months prior to racking and assemblage.
Bone dry but with the weight and texture characteristic of concentrated, low yield fruit.
2015 Tasting Notes
Single Vineyard Flaxman Valley Riesling, vines were planted in 1956 (0.8 tonnes per acre) .
Dry grown, hand harvested.
Varied fermentation techniques utilised -25% fermented as whole berries, 10% ferment in old French oak (500L), partial malolactic fermentation with the balance in Stainless steel.
All indigenous yeasts (wild) matured on lees for 4 months. No filtration.
Dry – approximately 1.5 g/Litre residual sugar.
Gains weight and texture from ultra low yield, highly concentrated fruit and combination of said fermentation methods and elevage