Langmeil - Wattle Brae Eden Valley Riesling 2018


Vintage - 2018

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Sub-region - Eden Valley

Grape - 100% Riesling

Alcohol - 12%

Closure - Screwcap

Producer - Langmeil is one of the Barossa’s great modern success stories, although
its recent achievements are built on ancient roots. The first vines were
planted on the estate in 1843 by a German settler, Christian Auricht,
and a winery was in operation here from 1932 to 1988. The property
was bought in 1996 by the local Lindner and Bitter families, and they
set about meticulously restoring both its buildings and its reputation.
Amazingly, the 1843 vines are still alive and producing; they are believed
to be the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.

Vineyard - Grapes for this wine were sourced from a small single vineyard high up
in the Eden Valley, at 480 metres above sea level. The vines are 45-46
years old, planted on sandy loam and decomposed granite soils, and
are dry-farmed. Harvest took place on the 12th and 13th of April.

Winery - The grapes were destemmed, crushed and drained after two hours on
the skins; only the free-run juice was used. This was cool fermented
in stainless steel tanks, and bottled without oak or malolactic to retain
freshness and purity of aroma.

Taste - Pure, classic Riesling aromas of granny smith apple and citrus blossom
are followed by a dry, elegant palate full of zesty lime and apple flavours.
Awards - Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Category White Wine