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 2019 Eden Valley vintage enjoyed warmer days, yet night time temperatures were cooler than average. Hutton Vale Farm is renowned for some of the lowest yielding vineyards in the district and this vintage was no different with low yields of smaller, yet concentrated berries
The Rieslings from Hutton Vale Farm are always beautiful wines that showcase plenty of varietal character and texture on the palate. There are vibrant lemon zest and lime cordial notes, intermingled with perfumed and mineral characters on the nose. The palate has fresh lemon and lime flavours, a generosity of fruit richness which finishes dry and a long, refreshing acidity and textured chalky finish.
Awards & Accolades
94 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2021
“As anticipated, barely off dry – the touch of sweetness appears briefly on the tip of the tongue to be promptly displaced by a touch of acidity almost on the same spot”