Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2010
Riesling from Australia
Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2010 is green and vibrant in appearance. The aroma is zesty lemon and grapefruit with a hint of dried herbs. The palate is lively and generous, with intense citrus fruit flavors and hints of talc. The wine finishes clean and dry with refreshing 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.
International Wine Cellar - "Pale, greenish straw. High-pitched citrus and herb scents pick up deeper pear and quince qualities with air, along with a touch of agave. Dry, precise and energetic, with very good depth to its spicy lime, orange zest and orchard fruit flavors. Repeats the lime and herb notes on the long, nervy finish. I'll bet that this will be very interesting in about five years. "
Wine Spectator - "Fresh and vibrant, this is jazzy with pear, apple and lime flavors, lingering easily on the silky finish. Drink now through 2017."
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 Australia
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- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
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 Australia.
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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Light & Crisp
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Fruity & Smooth
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