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First Village Riesling Eden Valley 2019

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The fruit for this wine was selected from two special Riesling parcels in the Flaxmans Valley area of Eden Valley. It has all the hallmarks of great riesling. A tight zesty nose of cut limes and jasmine followed by a palate of juicy acidity, citrus, florals and wet stones provides a wine of racy intensity and length.

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The fruit for this wine was selected from two special Riesling parcels in the Flaxmans Valley area of Eden Valley. A cool climate region nestled between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and is part of the Barossa and Mount Lofty Ranges. It is rough, rocky country that belies its ability to produce wines of great delicacy and finesse. The soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock with red clay soils and sandy, silty loams interspersed with schistic gravels. The cooler climate of the Eden Valley allows fruit to experience longer ripening periods which is perfect for flavour accumulation and intensity.

Eden Valley had a very dry winter and spring in 2018 and only had limited and small rainfall events during the summer to freshen up the vines. Frost events and hail events in the Spring disrupted bud burst and flowering in some vineyards. These challenging conditions lead to one of the shortest and smallest harvests in recent history but the quality of the fruit that was harvested was universally high even across the white varieties.

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