THISTLE & BURR
Huon Hooke "The Real Review"
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Our 2013 Riesling is a unique opportunity to taste a Riesling with 8 years age, we crafted this wine to last. With most Riesling consumed within a year, most miss out on the opportunity to experience the depth of flavour that can come with patience. We think its drinking at its very best right now.
Elegant lemon lime flavours and aromas are intermingled with a racy acidity and lingering length of flavour. This crisp dry Riesling is crafted to be enjoyed now or aged and savoured in the future.Our winemaker Jo Irvine has skilfully crafted our Riesling to be an example of the very best that the Eden Valley can offer. Our fruit is handled very delicately from vineyard to winery to ensure a clean and true fruit flavour.
Our “Thistle & Burr” Riesling is named after our pioneering ancestor Heinrich Fiebiger and the many roles he undertook after settling in the region in 1861.
$ 34.95GST INC /750ml
12.5% Alcohol, 6.3 Acid, 3.09 pH
No skin contact before crushing and pressing.
Slow cool in-tank fermentation.
Potential to cellar for up to 10 years. Serve at 9°C
Our “Thistle & Burr” Riesling is made from our estate grown single site vineyard in Keyneton, part of the Eden Valley wine region. The vines were planted over 40 years ago in an area of sandy loam soil over gravel with bedrock and clay patches. The Eden Valley is renowned for producing outstanding Riesling, arguably the best in Australia, with exceptional potential for aging.
We have named our wines after our ancestor Heinrich Fiebiger, and the many roles he undertook in the formative years of settlement in the region. Our “Thistle & Burr” Riesling is named after his position in 1873 of Thistle & Burr Inspector. Our family have remained in Keyneton, part of the Eden Valley wine region for over 150 years.
The 2013 vintage was harvested on 25th February, after a dry growing season with late finishing rain fall. A cool January was followed by a warm February. This vintage produced low yield, yet intense fruit flavour. We were careful to hand-pick our Riesling to protect the delicate berries once their varietal flavours had developed. Although the season was dry our vines benefited from the extra love and care we gave them with this vintage being our first for Kyara.
Our winemaker Jo Irvine is renowned for her skills in making Riesling, even winning an international Riesling challenge. Her finesse and skill in making our Riesling ensures it is clean and pure in flavour, with the right acid balance. Our Riesling fruit is handled delicately with no skin contact before crushing and pressing. After cold settling the juice is racked off juice lees and inoculated for
cool slow in-tank fermentation. The wine is bottled within 6 weeks of harvest to capture aromatics. Our Riesling has been made for exceptional aging potential.
Elegant lemon lime flavours and aromas are intermingled with a racy acidity and lingering length of flavour. This wine is made in a crisp, dry style to be enjoyed now or aged and savoured in the future.
Our Riesling is brought alive with natural oysters and a squeeze of lemon juice, fresh from the waters of South Australia.