2015
Dandelion Vineyards
'Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley'
Riesling
Eden Valley

2015
Dandelion Vineyards
'Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley'
Riesling
Eden Valley

The "Enchanted Garden" was planted in 1910 and thrives to this day, a 7 acre Eden Valley Vine Garden lovingly tended by Sue and Stuart Woodman. Whole bunches were hand picked on the 17th of March then de-stemmed without crushing the fruit to fill the press exactly.

Juice from the free run and pressings were separated then fermented in small tanks between 11 and 13 degrees Celsius. The wine has a high level of natural acidity, 7.9 grams per liter, a pH of 3.13 and although bone dry, only 11.5% alcohol.

The 2015 edition was bottled directly with minimal fining and filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard, a looking glass if you will, and is ready to drink immediately or cellar for decades.

With classic Riesling aromatics of citrus zest, lemon foliage and hints of dragon fruit flowers, etched by a clear steely minerality this wine holds the promise of a future, well-cellared bouquet of honey, caraway and rye. With a palate weight that is all fresh rain water, this is an attractively textural Riesling displaying the variety’s intense purity. Bone dry, its structure and length is underpinned by austere acidity.

  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Riesling
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Enchanted Garden
  • Vine Age: 115 years old
  • Viticulture: Practicing Organic
  • Yield: 1 ton per acre
  • Soil Type: Quartz riddled Clay Loam
  • TA: 6.8 grams per liter
  • pH: 2.92
  • Residual Sugar: 1.5 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Oak: 11 months in Stainless Steel
  • Production: 490 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

DANDELION VINEYARDS

MCLAREN VALE

At Dandelion Vineyards, it really starts and ends in the vineyard. Why the lonely dandelion as the sit in mascot of the winery? Because the belief is that this pesky little weed is the heart and soul of the vineyard. They sprout with the first site of life in the soil and air and they are eventually refolded back into the earth to become food for the vines. Learn More »

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