Pale straw with lime green hues. Vibrant aromas of white florals, almond blossom, lime and white peach. The palate is rich and concentrated with ripe citrus, balanced by a bright acid line providing a mineral texture, and excellent focus and length.
- Grape variety breakdown
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 12.5% | pH:
| Volume: 750mls
- Harvest Date
8 – 30 March
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.
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. 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. Peggy’s Hill riesling displays exceptional varietal and regional characteristics.
- Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage; 20+ years (from vintage).
The winter of 2021 brought good rainfall to refill soil profiles and a cool, slow start to the growing season resulted in budburst occurring two weeks later than average. An extreme hail event on 28 October decimated the young growth across our vineyards in Keyneton and significant crop potential was lost. Late flowering (late November/early December) avoided the cold and windy conditions, resulting in good fruit set, albeit smaller yields. A burst of summer heat without any extremes supported berry development and balanced canopy growth. Welcome rain in late January kicked off veraison and ripening, providing a mild and dry finish to summer. 2022 was a ‘late’ vintage with harvest dates 1-2 weeks later than the historical average. The resulting wines have great elegance with excellent aromatic and flavour intensity, bright acidity and wonderful ageing potential.