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2009 Riesling


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The 2009 Riesling is pale straw coloured with striking green hues, possessing an alluring floral bouquet with hints of green apple and lemon rind. The palate is awash with fruit purity combining lemons, pears and apples with a thrilling, fresh, racy acid finish. This delicious and delicate Riesling can be enjoyed now but will evolve over the next decade in the manner of a top German Kabinett

The 2009 vintage was preceded by another drought winter, with 399mm rainfall in Eden Valley for the year, and one of the coldest. December didn’t record any days over 32C, while January tended to warm to hot with a couple of heat spikes into the high 30s and low 40s. Late January brought a record six days over 40C, causing significant vine stress, exacerbated by the lack of sub soil moisture, followed by another week of extreme hot weather. Subsequent weather was mild and dry and from March 1 moved into autumn mode, perfect ripening weather. A strong change in early March brought a general rain across the state, which helped the vines pull through from the heat.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: 2 April 2009

Alcohol: 11.0%

pH: 2.92

Bottled: May 2009

Total production: 7,876 bottle