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Signature Collection Eden Valley Riesling 2019
A modern Australian Riesling that reflects the quality of carefully selected Eden Valley fruit. Although drinking beautifully now, with great acidity and minerality, this wine will also reward cellaring.
Aroma Floral and fragrant, with hints of pawpaw and lime and a touch of bath salts
Taste Notes of salted lime and citrus rind with a chalky, delicate finish
Enjoy With The freshest seafood, such as scallops, ceviche, King George whiting or natural oysters
Ideal Drinking Window Now to 2027
Harvest Date 4 and 5 March 2019
Bottling Date 8 October 2019
Region Eden Valley
Grape Variety Riesling 100%
Vineyards A combination of three vineyard blocks in Eden Valley that produce fruit ideal for creating the fragrance and elegance inherent in St Hugo Riesling
Vintage Conditions A low yielding vintage, thanks to lower than average rainfall across Winter and Spring as well as a cool September and some hail damage in November. Lower yields across Eden Valley led to increased flavour development and structure in the grapes that remained. Cool night time temperatures in February meant that acid retention during ripening was excellent, producing concentrated wines with good acid balance.
Winemaking After harvesting, the grapes from the three different blocks were kept separate and treated individually, with only the best parcels being selected for this wine. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeast.
Wine analysis Alcohol: 11.0% Total acid: 6.4g/L pH: 2.95