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Archive Riesling

2010 Riesling


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The 2010 Eden Hall Riesling is pale straw in colour with subtle green hues, possessing an intense, lifted floral bouquet with hints of kaffir lime, stone/minerals and lemon rind. The palate is bursting with clean citrus fruit, combining ‘fresh cut’ limes and lemons with a cleansing, racy acid finish. Winemaker Christa Deans chose to only lightly press (using a half bar press) the grapes this year, to maximize and concentrate the fine fruit characters so prevalent in the world’s greatest Riesling wines. Christa has produced the 2010 Eden Hall Riesling from 100% free run juice to capture the essence of pure Riesling and we believe this wine could be the best ever release from our famed Avon Brae vines

The 2010 vintage followed excellent late winter and spring rainfalls – the best for the past five years – that thankfully replenished the parched soils. Warm conditions in early spring lead to an early bud burst, but a cool October kept the vines growing slowly.

A heat spike in November generated leaf and canopy growth, ensuring the Avon Brae vineyard looked ‘picture perfect’ by the
end of the month. This early heat also impacted upon fruit set, thereby reducing crop levels across the board. In early 2010, the mild conditions ensured that vintage commenced slightly earlier than average, characterised by healthy vines with below average yields.

An even ripening period saw the Avon Brae vineyard produce distinctive Shiraz and Cabernet based wines of impeccable balance, freshness, varietal character and fruit purity.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: 15 March 2010

Alcohol: 12.25%

pH: 2.91

Residual Sugar: 2.7

Bottled: April 2010

Total Production: 10,454 bottles