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2011 Riesling


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The 2011 Riesling is pale, golden straw coloured and presents a delicate bouquet of lemons and limes with a hint of rose petals – the signature of premium Riesling aromatics. The palate combines citrus and subdued musk characters, with crisp, lip smacking acidity adding to the wine’s palate weight and finish. This wine offers great elegance and complexity, a testament to the Avon Brae vineyard’s pedigree and of the Eden Valley as the source of great Australian Riesling

The 2011 vintage was challenging on many levels, starting with a wetter than average winter and the coldest for 13 years. The drought was broken across the country with floods in the eastern states, cyclonic monsoonal activity in the north promoting unseasonal rains across the south and Summer was generally mild. Rain, high humidity and mild temperatures continued through March, making it one of the wettest in nearly 30 years. While this affected ripening it allowed for early flavour development and maintained excellent levels of acidity. Despite the difficult conditions, the flavours in the Avon Brae vineyard white wines, in particular riesling, were striking.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: 6 April 2011

Alcohol: 11.34%

pH: 2.84

Residual Sugar: 0.6

Bottled: May 2011

Total production: 10,133 bottle