The Eden Valley wine region includes the High Eden sub-region, and is known for its rockier, more acidic soil than the neighbouring Barossa Valley. The area has a higher elevation (in the 400–610 metres (1,300–2,000 ft) range), and thus has a colder, wetter climate. The Eden Valley is home to the Hill of Grace vineyard with its 140+ year old Shiraz vines that are behind the Henschke Hill of Grace wine. The Eden Valley has also gained international attention for its limestone noted Rieslings.
Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling Eden Valley 2017
The 2017 Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling is a classic example of dry Eden Valley Riesling, showing the generous flavors Pewsey Vale sees so consistently each year from this amazing vineyard. Pale straw in color with green hues. Intense aromas reminiscent of fine dried herbs, white flowers, lemon and lime. The palate shows great length and depth with grapefruit and lime, fresh rosemary, white pepper and a hint of tropical fruit. The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity which balances the flavor intensity, and a minerality that will reward medium to long-term cellaring.Enjoy on its own, or with fresh oysters, seared scallops, Thai beef salad or salt and pepper squid.
94 pts. James Suckling