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Spinifex Riesling

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Current Vintage:  2018


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Around four years ago Pete and Magali purchased a mature (est. 1945), dry-grown vineyard in Eden's Flaxman Valley. There are around 4-hectares of vines, roughly one-third Riesling and two-thirds Shiraz. The soils are degraded, granitic sands and the vineyard sits at an altitude of 475-495 metres above sea level. There are two parcels of Riesling, one planted in 1945, the other in 1956-this cuve is made predominantly from the 1956 section.


There is real intensity, complexity and texture here (characteristic of this vineyard's concentrated, low yield fruit). This is a million miles away from the limey, stereotypical Australian Riesling. Rather, you can expect preserved lemon, subtle, tonic water and white pepper spice notes. There's flesh but also plenty of acid line and a twist of quinine-like freshness to close.

Region

Affectionately known as the Garden of Grapes and Gums,' the Eden Valley was first planted with grapevines by German Families who farmed a variety of produce in the local area. There are now multi-generation families that continue to produce amazing wine in the area.

At just over an hour's drive North East of the Adelaide CBD, the region borders the world famous Barosesa Valley and is a well known cool climate wine growing region. Shiraz, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon dominate the region's output.


 


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