2016 Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling
Eden Valley, Australia
James Suckling 92-93 points!
Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling is a white wine gem for those who appreciate a dry rendition of the noble Riesling grape. Wine Spectator rated this vintage 89 points and James Suckling scored it 92-93 points! "Final blend unbottled and unfiltered, this has plenty of fragrant lime and stone fruit aromas on the nose. There's a supple, even and succulent palate; good flesh, spicy, even and balanced. In addition, the 2014 vintage was awarded Best Vintage Dry White at the 2014 Perth Wine Show. High in the hills surrounding the Barossa Valley lies Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley’s pioneer vineyard. Englishman Joseph Gilbert established the vineyard in 1847, trialling several grape varieties, including Riesling. Today Pewsey Vale Vineyard is a single vineyard dedicated to the single variety – Riesling.
Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling is a classic example of dry Eden Valley Riesling, and shows the flavors we see so consistently each year from this wonderful single vineyard. This Riesling shows intense fruit aromas of talcum and lemon lime fruit, with a hint of fresh pineapple overlaying dried herbs. The palate shows great length and depth with limes, a hint of pineapple, white flowers and fresh rosemary. The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity, which balances the flavor intensity, and a minerality that will reward medium to long-term cellaring.
Enjoy Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling over the next 2-3 years with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, fried chicken, and spicy Thai dishes.
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