Pewsey Vale

Wine:
 Pewsey Vale Riesling 2012
Region:
 Eden Valley
Price:
 $$
Category:
 food hero
Buy:
 ChinaHong Kong
Hero Notes:

Pewsey Vale has to be one of the most picturesque vineyards in the whole of Australia.  Dominated by a distinctive contoured planting, whereby the vines flow in serpentine fashion around the natural lines of the hill, this site is more than just a ‘good spot’ – it is one of the great vineyards for dry Riesling in the world. Irrespective of vintage the wine produced here has a clarity, brightness and intensity which almost borders on the brittle, were it not softened by the region’s signature: a powdery, minerally talc-like finish. The block of old vines still used to produce ‘The Contours’ aged release is truly outstanding, but this younger vine version gets our vote for being exceptional in all things but price.

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