Pewsey Vale Vineyard 'The Contours' Riesling Eden Valley, Australia 2012
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Pewsey Vale Vineyard 'The Contours' Riesling Eden Valley, Australia 2012
Pewsey Vale Vineyard 'The Contours' Riesling Eden Valley, Australia 2012

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South Australia’s Eden Valley has a reputation for producing Rieslings that rival the great vineyards of the varietal’s homeland in Europe, and Pewsey Vale provides a shining example of how well Riesling performs in Australia’s premier cool climate wine region. Pewsey Vale is unique in that Riesling is the only varietal grown on the estate - one vineyard, one variety, one vision. The vineyard was the first to be planted in Eden Valley in 1847 by Englishman Joseph Gilbert. The Contours Riesling is produced from old vines farmed on the coolest slope within this ruggedly beautiful single vineyard. The hills of the vineyard sit on the edge of an ancient river which eroded away the topsoil and left the gravelly hilltops which are perfect for the cultivation of Riesling grapes. The relationship between Riesling and the unique undiluted site coupled with the estate's single varietal dedication provide depth, diversity and dimension to the wines. Bottle ageing for five years before release transforms this Riesling into a complex wine with more richness and depth that will continue to accumulate over future decades. Viticulturist Darrell Kruger has tended the vineyards at Pewsey Vale for more than 40 years with winemaker Louisa Rose crafting the wines since 1996. The dynamic team shares the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard and works meticulously with the vines to achieve consistent high-quality fruit. Enjoy this iconic wine from the Southern Hemisphere’s hallowed home of Riesling – Eden Valley – from a premier specialized producer – Pewsey Vale.

 

Varieties: 100% Riesling

 

Alcohol: 12.5%

 

Farming: Organic and Biodynamic

 

Vessel: Stainless Steel

 

Soil: Grey Sandy Loam

 

Serving Temperature: 50 Degrees

 

Glassware: All Purpose Glass

 

Drinking Window: Now-2040

 

Decanting: None

 

Tasting Notes: Lemongrass, White Flowers, Clove Oil

 

Pairing Suggestions: Seared Foie Gras

 

 

 

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