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2012 Riesling


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The 2012 Riesling is pale straw in colour with a hint of green and offers tropical fruit and lychees on the nose. There is generosity
of fruit on the palate, with lemon and lingering fresh lime juice characters set against the minerality typical of the Eden Valley with perfect acid balance. This wine shows unusual power, but also great elegance and complexity. Beautiful drinking now, but also
built to last. Perhaps the best Riesling to come from the Avon Brae vineyard, and only time will tell whether it will rival the 2004
as an aged Riesling.

The 2012 growing season followed a very wet period that included the previous summer and autumn of 2011. The winter was colder with below average rainfall followed by a mild to warm spring that was also fairly dry. Flowering was patchy such that the red grapes set a very low crop. Summer was also unusually mild with below average temperatures and no extreme weather events. Harvest began earlier in 2012 with Riesling producing balanced moderate crops and healthy canopies producing outstanding fruit. There was a considerable gap before the red harvest began even though the yield was less than a third of last year’s. Fortunately the payback for the exceedingly low cropping level was made in the form of exceptional quality. All in all an outstanding vintage that will rival 2002 for greatness.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: 13 March 2011

Alcohol: 12.05%

pH: 2.95

Residual Sugar: 3.65

Bottled: 23 May 2012

Total production: 13,677 bottle