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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2006
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2006
(search item no. 90716)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $15.29

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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Pewsey Vale Riesling is a rich and intensely flavored wine. Pale straw in color with green hues it has intense classic fruit aromas of limes and lemons, with a hint of overlaying dried herb. The palate shows great length and depth with limes, dried herbs and a hint of tropical fruit. The wine finishes with a soft natural acidity which balances the flavor intensity beautifully.

Pewsey Vale Riesling flavor profiles range from fresh grapefruit and limes to lemons in cooler years, with hints of tropical fruit - mainly passionfruit tending towards pineapple. With bottle age, the flavours develop elegantly moving towards toast, orange blossom and honey, yet retaining the classic fresh citrus lift and palate weight that is the hallmark of Pewsey Vale Riesling.

"Bright in flavor, with the polished texture lending elĀ­egance to the lively lime and pineapple flavors. Picks up a welcome minerality on the dry finish. Drink now through 2016."
-Wine Spectator

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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.