ZEITPUNKT* Single Vineyard Organic Eden Valley Riesling 2018

ZEITPUNKT* Single Vineyard Organic Eden Valley Riesling 2018

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Hand picked to capture both natural acidity/freshness and intensity of flavour, the riesling was then gently whole-bunch pressed and fermented on solids and bottled without fining with only a minimal addition of sulphur dioxide. Aromas of fresh first rainfall on slaty soil with jasmine white florals lead to a natural acidity tensioned palate, it’s dolomite/quartz mineral core adorned with a bounty of nutmeg, cardamon and cinnamon spiced apple, peach and feijoa fruits.

In 2018 the Ahrens family’s certified organic vineyard on the outskirts of Springton in Flaxman Valley (Eden Valley’s Riesling heartland) experienced controlled ripening conditions for riesling which meant we picked earlier than 2017. All the 2018 white wines from the Eden Valley have incredible natural acidity, balance and overt aromatic impact.

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela 
Varietal: Riesling
Region: Eden Valley
Alc/Vol: 12.0%
pH: 2.98
Acidity: 6.1
Bottle size: 750 mL

93pts "This focuses in on pure lime and lemon juice and peel with crushed stones as well. The palate holds an intense and juicy feel with long, mouthwatering acidity. Dry lime-juice finish. Screw cap." - James Suckling Reviews

92pts "Cool, long and cerebral but with a body to go with it. Gorgeous acidity, a bloom of fruit, a mash of mineral and fennel to close. Good territory here." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

93/100 "Shows the unusually aromatic perfumed florals and spice the cool vintage has bestowed on Eden Valley riesling, in company with the more familiar slate and citrus notes. Beautifully balanced and poised, with delicate fruit sweetness underpinned by minerally and very natural feeling acidity. Hard to resist drinking this now." - Steven Creber, Halliday

92+pts "Ultra clean and cool. Pure Eden Valley. Textbook. Blossomy and reserved at once. Bath salts, lime rind, spice. Elegant length. Will be beautiful in a few years." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

94/100 "Light colour, belying its age. The bouquet has some buttered toast nuances that are developed and alluring, minerals too, and the wine is at that lovely in-between stage, half way between youthful freshness and developed complexity. A very attractive wine." - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

94/100 "Hand-picked from the Ahrens Vineyard. A fine, slatey, zesty wine, high on finesse, but with a fierce whip of flavour to close." - Campbell Mattison, Halliday

93/100 "Hardly showing any age at all with just a hint of TDN (1,1,6-trimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene) influenced “kerosene,” otherwise still showing a clean set of heels: lime and cumquat citrus, yellows floral, talc and wet slate. Still pure and delicate, espousing subtle texture with mineral, stony hints. Acidity still sings brightly and balanced. Have no problems putting it away for another 5 years." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

Hot 100 SA Wines "Intense brown lime cordial notes, musk confection, showing a balance of lightness and fruit. So many playful elements in this wine that are made complex by maturity, almost queen-like in personality" - Adelaide Review