Sons of Eden Cirrus Riesling 2015
Youthful pale green colour, vibrant white currents and fresh lemon juice aromas. The palate is very refined, with great intensity and freshness, finishing with a flick of mineral texture. Released after 12 months of bottle maturation, this wine will mature for many years to come.
Hand harvested, the fruit was chilled to 6C and then 100% whole bunch pressed. Only the finest free run was taken, up to 450 litres / tonne. Naturally settled for several weeks with only the clearest juice selected for fermentation. Fermented at a cool temperature between 10-13C until completely sugar dry. Left for 3 months on yeast lees before being prepared for bottling.
Single Site Vineyard - The Petney Family Boehms Springs
Region: High Eden Valley
Altitude: 530m above sea level
Aspect: north-east facing
Soil: shallow sandy loam and schist over granite bedrock
Vine Age: 16 year old own roots
Row Orientation: north-south
Pruning: single wire spur pruned
Shallow, low fertility soils, together with challenging climatic conditions associated with the altitude contribute to low yields. The vineyard location and aspect maximise the morning sun and eliminate the harsh late afternoon heat, as well as protecting it from the prevailing and potentially damaging south westerly winds. This combination of unique site attributes consistently contributes to fine delicate flavours.