Steingarten Eden Valley Riesling 2019
Fruit for Steingarten comes from two Eden Valley blocks that have historically provided the structure and elegance for this benchmark cool-climate Riesling.
Pale straw with hints of green
A delicate nose showing floral characters and lemon blossom
A subtle palate with restrained notes of lemon and lime, and a hint of water running over slate
Mussels steamed in white wine, parsley, garlic and chilli
Ideal Drinking Window
Now to 2031
2nd – 4th March 2019
8th October 2019
The grapes come from two Eden Valley blocks that have historically provided Riesling with the structure and elegance that has become synonymous with the premium quality of the Steingarten label.
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.
To ensure minimal skin contact, the must was chilled after crushing and the free run juice was immediately drained. Specially selected strains of yeast were used for a cool fermentation to ensure that the elegant flavours, so typical of Riesling, were retained.