Basedow’s Eden Valley Riesling 2015

2015 Eden Valley Riesling

VINTAGE REPORT

The 2015 vintage will be remembered as short, swift and sensational!

The season started with good early and mid-winter rains, however August to November saw virtually no rain.  Budburst started in early to mid-September with a rapid onset of fruit set. The near perfect, mild ripening conditions continued through December and early January.  Mid-January saw rainfalls of 50mm replenishing soil moisture and setting the vines for perfect ripening conditions.  The warmer weather in February accelerated ripening with vintage starting in the last week of January.  The whites and reds show wonderful aromas and good natural acidy, with the reds showing very strong colour.

TASTING NOTE

Pale in colour with light green tinges.  Lifted aromatics of citrus, lime and lemons balanced with some perfumes, floral and sherbet notes.  A complex bouquet that will entice the drinker.  The palate is clean, long and well balanced with seamless acidity and a tight mineral, steely edge.

VINEYARDS

The fruit comes from the Eden Valley vineyard located within the Barossa.  This vineyard was planted in the 1960’s and yields 2.5t/hectare.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alcohol % / Volume 11.0%

GRAPES

Riesling