Emissaire Riesling 2017
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This wine reflects all of the values and virtues of old exposed vines from the highest elevation in the Eden Valley.
Pale green straw. Delicate white floral aromas lemon and lime, sherbet, Nashi pear. Lime and lemon juice notes, some nice talcy, minerally characters are evident. This is supported by a very elegant and taut mineral acidity providing a long backbone, which enhances the potential of the wine to age gracefully over time.
Grapes were harvested at optimum flavour and acid balance the ripening of the grapes was monitored with regular berry tasting by winemaker and grower. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and rapidly transported to the winery. After crushing and must chilling, the free run juice was drained and clarified with minimum skin contact. This juice was then cool fermented between 12 – 15C with selected yeast to enhance the delicate Riesling flavours. The wine was bottled young to retain as much fruit flavour as possible. A fantastic example of Riesling that will age well for at least 5 years and over time age will enable the develop some ily character.
Region Eden Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now or can be cellared for 5+ years
|2017 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD Medal|
|2017 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS|
|2015 Vintage||CWSA 2016 Best Value - GOLD Medal|
|2013 Vintage||CWSA 2014 - GOLD Medal|
|2013 Vintage||Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, Riesling Tasting July 2014 - 91 POINTS|
|2013 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting April 2014 - 91 POINTS|
|2008 Vintage||Robert parker's Wine Advocate Review - 90 POINTS|