Pewsey Vale Vineyard 2016 Eden Valley Riesling
Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia
Pewsey Vale isn't just a benchmark expression of Eden Valley Riesling, it's a case study for dedicated winegrowing. A single variety vineyard, Pewsey Vale has cast its lot with Riesling. That unwavering focus delivers some of the world's best expressions of the grape, spread across three labels (four with the addition of the 1961 Block Riesling from the 2017 vintage) made each vintage. The Eden Valley Riesling represents the lion's share of the production and can be counted on to deliver the classic lime and honeysuckle character that elevate the refreshingly dry white wine to the highest heights. Grapes for the 2016 Eden Valley Riesling were harvested from Feb. 11 to March 11, a longer window than usual thanks to higher than average diurnal variation that allowed extended hang time. The result is a textbook model of Pewsey Vale, with terrific aromatic/flavour intensity, herbal and floral complexity and a juicy acidity that suggests a long life ahead. Drink now to 2028. Highly Recommended.