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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2005
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2005
(search item no. 93856)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

High in Eden Valley (nearly 500 m above sea level) the quality of the vineyard is a reflection of this altitude and the low-fertility, grey, sandy loam soils which prolong ripening into the cool autumn season. This long ripening period develops unique, consistent flavor profiles, which we now describe as classic "Pewsey Vale".

The 2005 Pewsey Vale Riesling is an intensely flavored wine. It is pale straw in color with lively green hues and presents intense classic fruit aromas of limes and lemon zest, with an overlaying hint of rosemary. The palate shows great length and depth with preserved lemon flavors, dried herbs and a hint of lime. The wine finishes with a soft natural acidity which balances the flavor intensity beautifully.

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About Pewsey Vale:

Pewsey Vale Vineyard was first planted to Riesling by Joseph Gilbert in 1847. The site was later purchased by well known grazier Geoff Angas-Parsons whom in 1961 invited his friend Wyndham Hill Smith to jointly develop the historic vineyard site. They believed the site could produce "delicate Rieslings in the Germanic style".

With an altitude varying between 485 metres and 500 metres, Pewsey Vale sits 250 metres above the Barossa Valley floor. The cooler temperatures found at this height encourage a longer ripening period which extends well into autumn. This longer ripening period is essential for producing superior quality grapes with exceptional flavour and character - hallmarks of Pewsey Vale wines. Block to block variation enables winemakers to select from separate parcels of fruit to tailor wines to the Pewsey Vale style, ensuring consistency from vintage to vintage.