Pewsey Vale Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2020

Pewsey Vale Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2020

 

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Pewsey Vale
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Eden Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Crisp Dry White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Riesling

Delicacy, finesse and intense lemon and lime characters are the hallmarks of this well-balanced wine.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 96 2020
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2018
JH James Halliday 94 2017
WS Wine Spectator 91 2017
RP Robert Parker 91 2016
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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.

The site was later purchased by well-known grazier Geoff Angas-Parsons. In 1961 Angas-Parsons called on friend Wyndham Hill Smith to assist him in developing the historic vineyard site.

After researching old records and studying the vineyard’s climate, soil types and suitable clones, the pair believed the site provided the perfect conditions to develop delicate Rieslings. In the ensuing 12 months, Wyndham established a contoured Riesling vineyard upon the slopes of the estate.

Today Pewsey Vale Vineyard is a single vineyard dedicated to the single variety – Riesling.

Tasting notes: Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling is a classic example of dry Eden Valley Riesling, showing the flavours we see so consistently each year from this wonderful single vineyard.

This wine shows intense aromas of talcum and lemon lime fruit, with a fine floral perfume overlaying dried herb.

The palate shows great length and depth with limes, white flowers and fresh rosemary.

The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity, which balances the flavour intensity, and a minerality that will reward medium to long-term cellaring.

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2020)
Attractive bath powder and lemon blossom as well as white peach, grapefruit and some flint. The palate has a super fleshy feel with a blaze of acidity and long, fresh lemon, grapefruit and white-peach flavors. Good acidity and concentration. Drink or hold.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2018)
Part of the Hill-Smith dynasty that includes Yalumba, this straw-hued Eden Valley Riesling is testament to winemaker Louisa Rose’s passion for the variety. In Eden’s typical fruit-forward fashion, the nose is a restrained yet attractive combo of ripe peach, tangerine and waxy citrus fruit, with soft floral and herbal nuances. The palate is broad and mouth filling but not creamy. Instead it’s a precise balance of lifted acidity, chalky texture and concentrated fruit.

James Halliday (JH) : 94 Points (2017)
Louisa Rose's description of soft acidity is apt, as it is buried in the palate, the fruit more lemon than lime, the wine already dangerously delicious. History is likely to make my points miserly.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2017)
This is distinctively snappy and bright, offering fleshy grapefruit, green apple and passion fruit flavors that have tremendous concentration.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2016)
The 2016 Riesling opens with notes of chalk dust and wet pebbles over a core of lime juice, yuzu zest and lemongrass. Light-bodied and bone dry with a racy line of acidity cutting through the intense citrus and mineral flavors, it finishes with great freshness and length.

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Pewsey Vale Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 24-02-2021 . Score: 5