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  • Colin Angas was quick to realise the potential for the Eden Valley to be an exceptional region for Riesling, and planted a vineyard on gentle slope in the 1960’s. Whilst considered a single vineyard, there are two distinct sections. The top section planted on the leanest soils and more exposed to the wind produces very tightly structured fruit with crisp, vibrant acidity. The bottom section, on deeper, more vigorous red soils produces plumper bunches of fruit that showcases more fresh aromatics and citrus zing. The 2017 Eden Valley vintage was a regarded as a knock out for producing high quality fruit and cellar worthy Riesling. At Hutton Vale Farm, renowned for some of the lowest yielding vineyards in the district, they experienced yields in line with the long term average thanks to a mild spring and minimal summer rain
    Tasting Notes
    The Rieslings from Hutton Vale Farm are always beautiful wines and they strive to showcase plenty of varietal character and texture on the palate. In the 2017 vintage, there is a vibrant lemon zest and lime cordial intermingled with mineral notes on the nose. On the palate, there’s fresh lemon and lime, refreshing acidity and a long textured chalky dry finish.
    Awards & Accolades
    95 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2018 "If you ever want to show someone just how glorious the riesling grape can be, serve them a glass of this. It's agenda-free riesling, fundamentally delicious, intense with flavour but not cutting, gorgeous at every turn, cellarworthy if you so desire but in no way is patience a prerequisite. Lime, orange blossom, gently candied aspect, a slip of pure lemon. It's bold and it's beautiful." - Campbell Mattinson
  • ** 6 bottle limit per customer ** There’s a great story about this Grenache vineyard, planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s. The soil here was so tough that some of the new plantings, probably 10% of the vineyard block, failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired…which time revealed to be Mataro! That no one ever thought to start over (yet again) is brilliant fortune as the Mataro makes a ripper partner for the Grenache. Across the Barossa, the growing and harvest conditions were ideal. The Grenache (93%) and Mataro (7%) were handpicked on April 10, destemmed and fermented on skins in small open stainless steel fermenters for 6 days with twice daily pump overs. The wine was matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French puncheons for 24 months.
    Tasting Notes
    On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum, strawberry, charcuterie, licorice, leather polish and salted dried herbs. The palate is rich and complex, loaded with a blend of red and black fruits, salted licorice, savoury nuances and a fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.
    Awards & Accolades
    93 Points - 2015 The Wine Front "…It mixes sweet, leathery, port-like fruit with earth, anise and spice notes, and does so pretty well. It’s certainly enjoyable. It’s not particularly dark but it floods the mouth with flavour. There is some alcohol warmth but it’s not distracting. Saltbush characters add an extra element to the finish. And tannin is beautifully formed, and fine. Essence of Barossa; oak is completely unobtrusive.” - Campbell Mattinson
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