Julius 2019 – Products – Henschke
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2019 Julius

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$45.00

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

Pale straw with lime green hues. Lifted and fragrant aromas of citrus florals, frangipani, finger lime and kaffir lime leaf, with hints of bath salts and green peppercorn. Excellent flavour intensity showing concentrated citrus flavours of lime juice and Meyer lemon, supported by minerality and crispness for an incredibly long and dry finish.

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Product Information

Vintage
2019
Grape varieties
  • 100% Riesling
Technical Details
Alcohol
11.5%
pH
2.98
Acidity
7.2g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
5-14 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
Excellent vintage, 25+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

Vintage 2019 shaped up to be a challenging one, with below-average yields, however the quality was very high, with beautiful expressions of varietal character and generally good balance and structure. The hand-picked fruit that arrived at the winery in the cool of the morning was clean, with good concentrated flavours. A dry winter, spring and summer with warmer than average temperatures in January and February lead to the advancement of maturity of all grape varieties in the Eden Valley and an early onset of vintage. The later-ripening varieties, riesling and cabernet were standouts, however most varieties were of a very high standard, including shiraz despite miniscule yields.

Accolades

Title
GOLD MEDAL
Year
2019
Event
Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Title
GOLD MEDAL
Year
2019
Event
Barossa Wine Show