Dandelion Vineyards

2019 Dandelion Vineyards Riesling Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley

South Australia, Australia
$27.00
In stock
SKU
CV-19DVREGEV

Green-tinged, pale gold in color. The nose is perfumed with lime and green tones, talcum and minerals, citrus zest and lemon meringue, then lemon juice and rock salts. The palate showcases an unmissable core of intense, ripe citrus fruit with a spine of crunchy mineral notes that speak very much of Eden Valley. The finish is persistent and quite angular with plenty of acidity to maintain decades of freshness. This is a wine that will unfold gracefully over many years.

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Dandelion Vineyards

Eden Valley, Australia

The “Enchanted Garden” was planted in 1910 and thrives to this day, a seven-acre Eden Valley Vine Garden lovingly tended by Sue and Stuart Woodman. Elena always knew this would be one of the most special vineyards in the Dandelion family and it was a relationship that Zar had with the Woodman’s to make this happen.

Whole bunches were hand-picked the first week of March then de-stemmed without crushing the fruit to fill the press exactly. Juice from the free run and pressings were separated then fermented in small tanks at a cool temperature, between 35º-55ºF for a long fermenation. The wine has a high level of natural acidity, 7.3 grams per liter, a pH of 2.97 and although bone dry, only 11% alcohol. The wine was bottled directly from tank without fining and with a very coarse filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard, a looking glass if you will, and is ready to drink immediately or cellar for decades.

STATS 

  • Grapes: 100% Riesling
  • Vineyard: Woodman's Enchanted
  • Vine Age: 109-years-old
  • Soil Type: Quartz riddled clay-loam
  • Viticulture: Practicing Organic
  • Fermentation: Native – stainless-steel
  • Aging: 10 months in stainless steel
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/L
  • Total Production: 1,000 cases
  • Review: Halliday Wine Companion 93 points