2021 Hentley Farm Riesling
Sourced from three high altitude Eden Valley blocks, winemaker Andrew Quin has produced a stunning Riesling that’s bursting with flavour. The 2021 vintage saw below average daytime temperatures and cool nights, ideal ripening conditions for Riesling, allowing for extended and even flavour development. This resulted in wines that possess combination of high natural acidity and fantastic power.
A super intense, power packed Eden Valley Riesling.
Brilliant water like colour with a distinct tinge of green running around the outskirts. Powering the nose are intense lime and citrus fruits with notions of orange rind, talc and subtle flinty mineral scents also chiming in. Exceptionally concentrated and possessing a mouthfilling texture, an explosive burst of lemon, lime and orange rind fruits run rampant across the palate underscored by chalky talc and subtle steely mineral characters. Exceptional drive and depth, crunchy acidity leading into a very long, scrumptious aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Destemmed, chilled and pressed; cold settled for 48 hours; cool fermentation; minimal fining prior to bottling. Bright straw-green; a vibrant bouquet and palate puts lime and a wisp of passionfruit in a setting of dry, minerally acidity. Crisp and crunchy, but ultimately fruit-driven. Drink by 2031.
James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion