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2017 Julius

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$45.00

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

Concentrated white currants, lemons, limes and grapefruit zest, with hints of frangipani and green peppercorns. The palate is pure and bursting with ripe limes and succulent white currant flavours, with layered mineral talc-like texture and pure lines of zesty acidity for a very long, fine, dry finish.

Intensity is right up there. This explodes with pure riesling flavour. Lime, green apple, bath salts and lime leaves…florals too. It is 100% gorgeous right now. It extends electrically through the finish. It will take age as a certainty.

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Product Information

Vintage
2017
Grape varieties
  • 100% Riesling
Technical Details
Alcohol
11.5%
pH
2.98
Acidity
6.98g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
16-31 March
Maturation
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.
Viticulture
The Henschke vineyards are nurtured under biodynamic principles
Background
Cyril Henschke developed the Henschke reputation for premium riesling wines as early as the 1950s from the vineyard areas of Eden Valley, Keyneton and Springton in the Eden Valley wine region. This region provides ideal ripening conditions for the riesling grape and has a unique track record of exceptional ageing potential for the variety. The Eden Valley riesling vineyard is planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay.The wine is named after ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.
Serving Temperature
9°C
Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage, 25+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

Picked in mid-May. A wet 2016 winter gave us a good foundation for our predominantly dry-grown vines on their own roots, and a cool, wet and fiercely windy spring followed, with a slightly higher spring rainfall than the Barossa Valley, which delayed flowering, though conditions during set meant that yields were at average levels. A mild summer with regular rainfall events followed, which allowed the grapes to reach full physiological maturity. The significant rainfall events largely missed our area and therefore we harvested the majority of our grapes in healthy condition. As always, careful hand picking in the vineyard and sorting of grapes as they were processed made sure that quality was not compromised. 2017 will be characterised by impeccably floral and vibrant rieslings, an indicator of our slightly cooler conditions.

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Awards

Title
Gold Medal
Year
2017
Event
Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Reviews

Matthew Jukes MATTHEWJUKES.COM

November, 2017

"Stunning nose, bright and lemony with jasmine and amazing precision. This is a thrillingly vivacious wine. Very long and persistent, this is everything that I love about Eden Valley Riesling in one glass. Will be long-lived as the acidity is incredible. Henschke uses the Eden Valley proprietary bottle, which is very smart indeed."

18.5
Campbell Mattinson Wine Front

November, 2017

"Intensity is right up there. This explodes with pure riesling flavour. Lime, green apple, bath salts and lime leaves…florals too. It is 100% gorgeous right now. It extends electrically through the finish. It will take age as a certainty."