2023 Peggy's Hill

Eden Valley

Riesling

Pale straw with green hues. Fragrant aromas of frangipani, white rose, almond blossom, lime leaf and white musk, with hints of jasmine and fresh herbs. The palate is intense and pure with flavours of lemon rind, lime and white stone fruit, balanced by fine mineral acidity and excellent length.
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$27.00
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$27.00
Pale straw with green hues. Fragrant aromas of frangipani, white rose, almond blossom, lime leaf and white musk, with...
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BACKGROUND

This riesling takes its name from a local landmark, Peggy’s Hill, at the top of the range between the villages of Eden Valley and Keyneton. It is produced from a selection of longstanding Eden Valley riesling growers, whose vines range from 10 to 70 years of age, growing in low-vigour, ancient Cambrian soils at around 500m altitude. Peggy’s Hill riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Varieties: 100% Riesling
Harvest Date: 14 March – 5 April
Alcohol: 12%
Vintage rating: Exceptional vintage
Cellaring potential:
20+ years (from vintage)

VINTAGE

While the winter of 2022 saw average rainfall, the latter part of the year brought cooler and above average wet weather. This led to poor flower set and encouraged the spread of downy mildew. A hail flurry on 23 January caused some damage to the green berries, which became sites for botrytis infections later during ripening. The cool lead up to vintage resulted in a slow ripening period, allowing for great flavour development and acid retention. Rainfall during harvest encouraged the growth of botrytis, but careful hand selection during picking delivered good quality fruit. Despite the challenges, the 2023 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines with riesling, semillon and shiraz the standout varieties.

This riesling takes its name from a local landmark, Peggy’s Hill, at the top of the range between the villages of Eden Valley and Keyneton. It is produced from a selection of longstanding Eden Valley riesling growers, whose vines range from 10 to 70 years of age, growing in low-vigour, ancient Cambrian soils at around 500m altitude. Peggy’s Hill riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.

Varieties: 100% Riesling
Harvest Date: 14 March – 5 April
Alcohol: 12%
Vintage rating: Exceptional vintage
Cellaring potential:
20+ years (from vintage)

While the winter of 2022 saw average rainfall, the latter part of the year brought cooler and above average wet weather. This led to poor flower set and encouraged the spread of downy mildew. A hail flurry on 23 January caused some damage to the green berries, which became sites for botrytis infections later during ripening. The cool lead up to vintage resulted in a slow ripening period, allowing for great flavour development and acid retention. Rainfall during harvest encouraged the growth of botrytis, but careful hand selection during picking delivered good quality fruit. Despite the challenges, the 2023 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines with riesling, semillon and shiraz the standout varieties.

94 points
"Pure and yet racy, a sense of precision yet drinkability – lime, green apple, blackcurrant, dill herbal elements, some sea spray, pink grapefruit, with these characters well meshed in the bouquet and palate."

MIKE BENNIE, WINE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

93 points
"Pale colour. Fresh camomile, lemon curd, touch violet aromas with mineral slatey notes. Fresh bright and minerally with attractive lemon curd, grapefruit, camomile flavours, fine lacy textures and long racy acidity. Finishes bitter-sweet and touch chalky with tonic water notes. Modern Eden Valley Riesling style."

ANDREW CAILLARD MW, THE VINTAGE JOURNAL

92 points
"This fine and detailed 2023 Eden Valley Riesling entices thanks to its gentle waves of kaffir lime and spice backed by chalk and bath salts complexity. Vibrant and fresh, silky weight texture hides surprising power and length, as it delivers a beautifully balanced and lacy finish."

ANGUS HUGHSON, WINEPILOT.COM.AU

92 points
"This is a great wine for daily drinking: palpably dry, marked by a noble austerity and just enough fruit hanging off bones lathered with talc, pink grapefruit, curd and pithy, freshly squeezed lemonade...with the capacity for mid-term ageing as much as imminent refreshment factor and drinkability."

NED GOODWIN MW, JAMESSUCKLING.COM