Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling 2015
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- GOLD MEDAL WINNER ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW
- 96 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 95 POINT RATED ANGUS HUGHSON WINE PILOT
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
Pale straw in colour with green hues. Intense classic lemon fruit aromas, with a hint of white flowers. Bottle aged characters of toast, clove oil and lemongrass emerge and combine with the still fresh citrus and white flowers of its youth. The palate has great length and depth with concentrated power and fresh, pristine lime juice overlaid with toasted brioche, sage oil and lime marmalade. The wine finishes with soft, refreshing natural acidity. Released in 2020 after 5 years of bottle age, this wine will continue to age gracefully for many years.Enjoy with duck breast and five spice glaze or tofu pad Thai with fresh lime wedges.
96 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Light to mid-yellow colour, bright and clear. The bouquet is wonderfully aromatic and fresh for its age, lightly-toasty and loaded with lemon and lime fragrances, the palate intense and mellowing nicely, with properly dry balance and cleansing aftertaste. It's ageing gracefully and holding its youth well. A superb semi-mature, traditional Aussie riesling."
95 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Pale straw-gold; heady aromas revealing the added layers of age and it is all about complexity. Lime marmalade, baked ricotta topped with lemon zest and toasty, too. It also has a line of acidity keeping this buoyant, tingling with freshness."
95 Point Rated - Angus Hughson Wine Pilot
"This Eden Valley legend is back and in great form. Made from a single South-facing vineyard, which turned 50 in 2015, it comes from one of the cooler parts of the Pewsey Vale property which helps the wine to age well.
It is in peak condition right now with its delicious combination of youthful pear and apple fruits that are topped by honey and buttered toast. Dry and compact on the palate – concentrated fruits sit around a strong core of acidity that provides focus and drives a long and strong finish. Despite showing some age, it is still filled with vitality and finely balanced making this an exceptional example of aged Eden Valley Riesling."
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020
Pewsey Vale Vineyard The Contours Riesling is characterised by a special site, sensitive vine growing and astute winemaking. The Contours Riesling is crafted from old vines grown on the coolest slope within this ruggedly beautiful single vineyard. Bottle ageing for five years before release transforms this Riesling into a complex wine. More richness and complexity will develop over future decades. The growing season commenced with above average winter rains. August and spring were dry and warm, so the vines were off to a great start. Typical December weather was followed by below average temperatures in January, with good rains in the second week. The ripening conditions, flavours and natural acids were all perfect at Pewsey Vale Vineyard this year.
Eden Valley, South Australia
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