2015 THISTLE & BURR Riesling

2015

THISTLE & BURR

Riesling

 

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2015 Riesling from Eden Valley

Our 2015 Riesling is a classic example of the stunning lime flavours that the Eden Valley is world renowned for. Our single site estate grown vineyard with ancient sandy loam soils over areas of bedrock and clay provide the perfect conditions to Riesling grapes to develop in.
Lime and green apple flavours and aromas are combined with a balanced acidity and lingering length of palette. This refreshing crisp dry Riesling is a fine example of the very best that the Eden Valley region can offer.
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

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VINTAGE
VARIETAL
TECHNICAL
VOLUME
WINEMAKING
CELLARING

2015

100% Riesling


12.7% Alcohol, 5.7 Acid, 3.0 pH

750 mL

No skin contact before crushing and pressing.

Slow cool in-tank fermentation.

Potential to cellar for up to 10 years. Serve at 9°C

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The Vineyard

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.

Background

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 Vintage

The 2015 vintage was harvested on February, after conditions which provided a classic Riesling growing season. A wet winter was followed by a mild spring and summer which provided perfect ripening for our fruit. We were careful to hand-pick our Riesling to protect the
delicate berries and ensure the purest fruit flavour. Our Riesling vineyard also benefited from areas being mulched prior year to help maintain and develop soil health.

Our Winemaking

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 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.

Wine Profile

Lime and green apple flavours and aromas are combined with a balanced acidity and lingering length of palette. This refreshing crisp and dry Riesling is a fine example of the very best that the Eden Valley region can offer.

Food Pairing

Asian food is matched perfectly with the acidity and lime flavours of Riesling. Our favourite match is with the fresh and vibrant flavours from Vietnamese cuisine.

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