2018 Springton Riesling Eden Hall


In a word, the 2019 growing season was – dry! It started off dry and
stayed that way. Mother nature challenged the vines with more frosts
than usual and a windy flowering period that disturbed fruit set.
To top it all off she threw in a hailstorm on 22 November! Thankfully
the punch-drunk vines were given a small reprieve with no extreme
temperatures in the ripening period and were put out of their misery
with an early, compressed harvest beginning with the whites on 7th
March and finishing with Shiraz on 22nd March. The 2019 vintage
resulted in our lowest yield on record, but outstanding quality wines
across all varieties. Whenever you can find it, grab any 2019 wine from
the Barossa/Eden Valley!
The 2019 Springton Riesling was carefully blended from 2 different
blocks within the Avon Brae vineyard (65% Block 11 and 38% Block 8).
It is pale straw and has a lifted floral nose of Jasmin and rose petal. The
palate is broad with lemon over lime. Balance and acid give clarity and
length. An engaging, seamless Eden Valley Riesling from a miserly, but
exceptional vintage. Drinking well now but built to last.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: Block 7: 19 March 2018 / Block 11: 20 March 2018 / Block 10: 19 March 2018

Alcohol: 11.53%

pH: 2.91

Residual sugar: 4.78

Bottled: 22 May 2018

Total production: 10,813 bottles

The Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are all excellent, the red wines outstanding…

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