Rileys Of Eden Valley
Five Star Halliday Rated Winery - Wine Companion 2016
Rileys of Eden Valley Family Riesling
Vineyard: Riley's Riesling vineyard was established on a three hectare site just outside the township of Eden Valley. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Eden Valley wine region and noted for high elevation with a cool evening temperatures, essential for premium white wine production.
Season: Generous late winter rains replenished the soil profile followed into Spring. Consistent warm summer days with cool nights allowed for perfect slow ripening, maximising Riesling bunch flavour. The vintage will be long remembered as an exceptional one.
Wine making: Hand picked, gently pressed to which the free run juice was chill fermented by controlled temperature and bottled to maintain the primary Riesling aromas and flavours.
Appearance: Pale straw
Aroma/Bouquet: Fresh citrus of lemon and limes with notes of bath salts and floral perfume.
Palate: Fresh and citrus zest explode form the glass with mineral notes intertwined with lemon, white peach and washed slate. Crisp acidity is obvious with a light and dry finish.
Food Pairing: Beer battered fish and chips with lashings of lemon, Thai fish cakes with fresh Asian salad or pork dumplings with Vietnamese greens.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 200 cases
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Wine consultant: Joanne Irvine