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2015 Peggy’s Hill

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$25.00

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

Pale straw with lime hues. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of citrus blossom, frangipani, lemon and lime zest with hints of musk and stone-fruit. The palate shows intense lime juice and fresh stone-fruit flavours, complemented by steely minerality and beautiful acidity, for a long, fine crisp finish.

A juicy palate with a core of fruit that finishes dry and crisp..Nice depth and balance.

Drinks Trade, 1 November 2015
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Product Information

Vintage
2015
Grape varieties
  • 100% Riesling
Technical Details
Alcohol
12%
pH
3.01
Acidity
6.32g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
16 February - 13 March
Maturation
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.
Background
The riesling takes its name from a local landmark, Peggy’s Hill, at the top of the range between Eden Valley and Keyneton. Produced from selected traditional Henschke Eden Valley growers, whose vines are up to 50 years old, growing in low-vigour ancient Cambrian soils at around 500m altitude. The Eden Valley riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.
Serving Temperature
9°C
Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage, 15+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2015 vintage after four vintages with below average yields. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. A dry, warm and windy start to January, however, resulted in one of the worst bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in living memory, though well away from our Lenswood vineyards. By the end of the first week, relief came with 60-75mm of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. With the onset of veraison at the end of January, the rain was perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April provided for a fairytale vintage. Most of our white varieties and some Eden Valley shiraz were in before Easter, moving on to the rest of our Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills red varieties soon after, and eventually winding down at the end of April as the rain and cooler temperatures set in. The 2015 vintage has provided stunning signature riesling and elegant shiraz from Eden Valley that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing.

Reviews

Tony Love Adelaide Advertiser

January, 2016

One of two annual rieslings from differing regions, this from the most respected Eden Valley, where such engaging white orchard blossoms are a common character. Here they hang in the air before lifting away to reveal a crisp, perfectly balanced seam of citrus juice and zest - more lemon than lime - that carries all the way though to a lingering and salivating palate finish.

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DRINKS TRADE

November, 2015

An attractive nose of red apple and grapefruit, green apple, light lemon sherbet and a mineral back note. A juicy palate with a core of fruit that finishes dry and crisp. A clear and fresh wine with a lighter bodied style. Nice depth and balance.

NICK STOCK JAMESSUCKLING.COM

October, 2015

This shows its Eden Valley origins with fine lemon and lime citrus, really lighting up the nose. The palate is rich, a fuller structural arc than many choose to cut, it works well for this wine, delivering great depth and impact on release.