Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling 2021
Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling
Region: Eden Valley, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Pale straw with green hues. Intense aromas of fine dried herbs, white flowers, lemons, lime and a hint of pineapple. A long, rich palate reminiscent of grapefruit, lime and fresh rosemary. The wine finishes with soft natural acidity that balances the flavour and minerality that is delicious now or will reward medium to long-term cellaring.
The first Riesling vineyard planted in Eden Valley more than 175 years ago. Consistent in flavour and quality from vintage to vintage. Flavourful and refreshing with an approachable, soft natural acidity iconic to Eden Valley.
In 1839, shortly after his arrival from England, Joseph Gilbert started building a fine homestead in Eden Valley and planted the region’s first grapevines in 1847. The vines came from the Macarthur vineyards at Camden Park in New South Wales and from the collection of English glasshouse cuttings from the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Chiswick. Like so many vineyards in the 1920s and 30s, Pewsey Vale fell into disuse but, thankfully, its potential was rediscovered. In 1961, pastoralist Geoffrey Angas Parsons became aware his property had once incorporated the region’s earliest vineyard and shared his discovery with good friend, and vigneron Wyndham Hill-Smith. Several wine companies were considering potential vineyard sites with cooler ripening conditions than found on the Barossa Valley floor and Hill-Smith needed no further persuasion – work soon began on re-establishing Pewsey Vale Vineyard.