NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S* Eden Valley Riesling 2023Regular price $24.00
Introducing 2023 Not Your Grandma’s Riesling. The 3rd year of La Niña gifted us another cool vintage in Eden Valley, especially in the 450m+ breezy hills of this 50+ year old Springton vineyard. A lovely, long and gentle ripening season resulted in a wine of ethereal perfume, perfect poise and tension, intensity of fresh citrus flavour balanced by Eden's textbook natural acidity. Riesling on a sunny day is like surfing on a sunbeam! Scintillating Riesling refreshment for every day. Flat-out delicious! Feels like the first day of a long awaited holiday - Pass the freshly shucked oysters!
This single vineyard expression is made from the Noack family's pristine 40+ year old vineyard at 450m altitude in Springton. Classic Eden Valley in style: crisp and dry, delicate white floral aromas lead into an intense lime citrus/Granny Smith core, intermingled with steely minerality and a sumptuous, textural mouthfeel. There's a soft refreshing acidity balancing the intensity of fruit and providing the backbone to enable medium-long term cellaring if so desired. Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig, Huon Fechner + Theo Engela.
Region: Eden Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
93pts "Sourced from an old-vine (35+ years) riesling vineyard in Springton in the Eden Valley. Pale straw in the glass with characters of freshly squeezed lime juice with hints of Christmas lily, crushed stone, lemon zest and lighter notes of freshly cut fennel and marzipan. Voluminous yet precise with a clean, swift cadence over the palate and a wonderful air of purity and zest. Jeez, it's lovely drinking." - Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
90pts "Very pale lemon and lime tints with white flowers, grapefruit, and shortcrust pastry aromatics. A richer, more textural style of riesling that still sits with citrus and tropical fruit but has a density and savoury pastry tone through the core that sets it apart. Acidity is soft but does drive and the long finish is still mostly dry." - Stuart Knox, The Real review
90pts "Lime flesh and apple skin with slap in the face freshness of sea spray, a suggestion of rosewater, “Nice” biscuit, coriander and green leaves. Cuddly and generous fleshy feels tempered with a little grainy phenolics and puckering green apple acidity giving a fine drive. No need to overthink it. Ready to cut through tempura battered fish and chips or trays full of pot stickers." - Regan Drew, vinonotebook.com
95pts "Lovely bright perfume, freshly squeezed limes, a dash of rose, a salty, maritime lift. A sumptuous feel, textured & round. A touch of bergamot & a soft feathery touch. Forward, but will age nicely." - Justin Knock, Decanter
95pts "Expressive nose, delicacy on the palate with underlying power, an almost exotically floral finish. Soft with a steely core." - Julia Sewell, Decanter
95pts "Hints of tropics, touch of banana, fresh acidity, some citrus peel, zing & zang, gentle jasmine & some herbaceous characters." - Roger Jones, Decanter
91/100 "Super-fine, fresh citrus aromas with apple and lime, too. The palate has a soft, juicy feel with open-knit pear and apple, as well as lime. Drink now. Screw cap." – James Suckling
90pts “Flavour-full Riesling. Doesn’t shy away and be all coy like “come back in 20 years time and maaaaaaybe I’ll be ready.” That’s not to say it won’t last that long. Probably will. But chances are there won’t be any left to try as it will have all been drunk. Sliced apples, juiced limes, hints of richer green pear too. A suggestion of saline sea spray and a hint of rosewater. Some grip and width through the front of the palate but the right amount of tight, tense intense citrus to close. Bring all the dumplings.” - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook
91/100 "Bright, ripe-peach and lemon with hints of melon here, too. The palate has a very crisp, vibrant and elegant feel with intense, attractive peach flavour." – James Suckling
90/100 "Fragrant aromas of bath salts, talc, lime leaf and slate. Crunchy, pithy and lemony, and there's a lovely soft acidity that makes for a really approachable, smart glass of riesling" - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
92/100 "Light, bright yellow colour, with a green kaffir lime and crushed herb aromas, the palate delicate and refined, with tension and length and a trace of phenolic grip that adds to its texture and persistence. A tickle of sweetness, too. Slaty, fine and long." - Huon Hooke, The real Review
91/100 "From 18-40yo vines at the Noack Vineyard at Springton. Crisp and fresh, as behoves the vintage. Light, floral and delicate lime. Certain to develop very well.” -Halliday Wine Companion.
91/100 "This turns up the citrus dial with lemon-lime blossom/juice/drops and zest with some mint too. It's refreshing with slatey, racy acidity and a slight bitter finish." - Jane Faulkner, Halliday
92/100 "Exactly as it should be. Floral and limey with just enough intensity and just enough length. Smells/tastes good, without resorting to trickery." – Campbell Mattinson, Halliday