The previous vintage was one of our fastest selling rizzas of 2014, and today we have the latest release which challenges its predecessor with gusto and precision. Hallowed with 94 points from Halliday, 93 points from Wine Front plus the nod of approval from the Decanter tasting panel, this is Eden Valley riesling 2.0.
While this sublime rizza has a wisp of residual sugar (7 grams to be precise), we must stress that it lies on the drier end of the spectrum, which is exactly why we bought this. While it technically may be categorised as 'off-dry', it remains crisp, dry and flaunts all the characteristics of this grape with charm and honesty. Effortlessly combining notes of lemon, lime, pink lady apple, exotic lychee and passionfruit with full-on texture and a cleansing mineral acidity. The tenacious finish provides a seamless encore to this tessellation of flavours. A gap-free riesling that certainly lives up to its name.
“It whispers sweetness in your ear but there are more significant qualities to focus on. Apple, pear and lime flavours of good dimension sing harmoniously through a well-organised, well-powered palate. There's a bite of extra flavour on the finish. From three vineyards, includes 7g residual, and is clearly the result of a fine palate on top of fine vineyard sources.”
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Chaffey Bros. is an impressive young winery that bleeds Barossa pride. Founded in 2008 and overseen by the latest talented Chaffey, winemaker Daniel Chaffey Hartwig, the Chaffey Bros. have already established an enviable reputation in a short period of time. Born into an impressive winemaking history spanning five generations, it only seemed natural for Daniel to fall into the world of wine. Inspired by one of Australia's greatest wine regions, the beauty of Chaffey Bros. is their effortlessly cool approach to modern winemaking. Combining eye-catching label designs with small batch and minimal intervention winemaking processes, the focus is always on expressing the true terroir of the Barossa - a job which is always superbly executed.
Next door to the Barossa Valley lies Eden Valley, a small yet highly significant Aussie region celebrated for their signature cool climate wines and impressive history. According to our sources, the first Eden Valley vineyard was planted in the early 1840s, and today there are just over 12 local wineries, both boutique and familed-owned that continue to produce, exceptional vintages, including the famous Yalumba and Henschke. Renowned for their signature Riesling and Shiraz, the glorious region is a heavenly picking field for A-grade fruit, it comes as no surprise that many of Australia's winemakers source their grapes from the Eden Valley. Not only limited to Rizza and Shiraz, the local and boutique winemakers also produce Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Just goes to show, size isn't everything!
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