Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2008
Riesling from Australia
The 2008 mesh Eden Valley Riesling is green and vibrant in appearance. The aroma is zesty lemon and grapefruit with a hint of spice. The palate is powerful, lively and generous, with intense citrus fruit flavors. The wine finishes clean and dry with refreshing slatey acidity.
As is the case with all great Eden Valley Rieslings, mesh will age gracefully and reliably into a mature wine under the Stelvin closure.
Wine Spectator - "Dry and bracing, this brims with pineapple, green apple and floral aromas and flavors, tightly packed in a taut frame. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2018. 2,800 cases made."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Mesh Riesling is medium straw-colored with an excellent nose of mineral, petrol, melon, and lemon-lime. Medium-bodied, vibrant, and full-flavored, this savory, dry Riesling will evolve for 1-2 years and drink well through 2016. "
When Robert Hill Smith from Australia's oldest family owned winery, Yalumba, joined forces with Clare winemaker extraordinaire, Jeffrey Grosset to create a new Eden Valley Riesling, it was clear that this would be no ordinary wine.
Born of occasional musings the essence of the adventure is two of Australia's best known Riesling makers working together to elevate the status of both Riesling and South Australia’s Eden Valley. The first release was the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage.
The project also offers a forum in which both winemakers can share ideas, debate and discuss. Jeffrey Grosset says the partnership offers an irresistible opportunity to create a truly unique wine. "I'm convinced that we have been able to achieve more in quality terms by working together and sharing our knowledge. The chance to contribute to the reputation of the region and the variety is very exciting and the fact that Robert and I share a passion for Riesling is, for me, what makes this project so special", he said. View all Mesh Wines
About Other AustraliaView a map of Other Australia wineries
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in the country.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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