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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling 2002
Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling 2002
(search item no. 93182)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2002 Riesling "Contours" is released 5 years after the vintage to demonstrate Riesling's ability to improve with age. It is a selection of the best parcels from a vineyard planted in 1961. Light gold-colored, the wine has developed significant bottle bouquet. Featuring notes of mineral, spring flowers, honeysuckle, and lemon-lime, this is followed by a wine with impeccable balance, intense flavors, and a lengthy finish. It will drink well for at least another 5-7 years." 91 Points
Wine Advocate

"Glorious complexity and intensity; has fulfilled all the promises it showed as a gold medal winner at the National Wine Show '04; beautiful line and balance to the lime/citrus fruit, and a lingering finish. Screwcap." 94 Points

James Halliday

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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.