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Eden Valley

Pale straw with green hues. Fragrant aromas of citrus blossom, white rose petals, lime zest and Kaffir lime leaf, with hints of lemongrass and green peppercorn. A pure and mineral palate with concentrated ripe lime and slate-like acidity with laser focus, balanced by a fine, long, textural finish.

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Product Information

Vintage
2023

Grape variety breakdown

100% riesling grown on the Henschke Eden Valley Vineyard, managed with organic and biodynamic practices.

Technical Details
Alcohol: 12% | pH:

2.95

| Acidity:

9.06g/L

| Volume: 1500mls

Harvest Date

17 - 23 March

Maturation

Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.  .

Background

Fourth-generation winemaker, Cyril 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 riesling and a unique track record of exceptional ageing potential. The Henschke Eden Valley riesling vineyard is planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. This wine is named as a tribute to ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor. Julius was recognised for his ornate headstones and angel sculptures at Gnadenberg Cemetery, as well as his most famous work, the inspiring War Memorial on North Terrace in Adelaide.

Cellaring potential

Exceptional vintage; 25 years (from vintage).

Serving Temperature

9°C

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Vintage Description

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.

Recommended Food Pairing

[Citrus Cured Kingfish]( https://www.henschke.com.au/recipes/citrus-cured-kingfish/ ‎)

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