2017 EDEN VALLEY
In stark contrast to the previous year, the 2017 growing season followed a long wet winter that replenished soil water profiles and a wet, windy September. A mild summer included regular rainfall events ensuring a long, cool ripening period. Bunch weights were increased leading to yield levels getting back to average and a harvest schedule also getting back to “normal” with Riesling coming off at the end of March and into April whilst the reds were picked in May.
2017 Eden Valley Riesling will be a stand-out and the reds aromatic and elegant as usual, but not as big.
Our third Grüner vintage from vines growing blissfully alongside their natural soulmate, Riesling (and showing some similar characters). Pale straw in colour with a savoury nose including cloves and white pepper.
The palate is broad offering nectarine and white peach over citrus. A textural wine yet a pure, clean, mineral finish. Chill and drink now, but will also age gracefully.
<strong>Region:</strong> Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia
<strong>Harvested: </strong>14 March 2017
<strong>Residual sugar:</strong> 2.95
<strong>Bottled:</strong> 10 July 2017
<strong>Total production: </strong>2,769 bottles
The Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are all excellent, the red wines outstanding…James Halliday – Wine Companion