The Eden Riesling is produced from a single vineyard planted in 1972. Using only free-run juice The Eden displays the purity of the Riesling variety and a true expression of site and region.
Colour: Pale bright yellow
Nose: The perfumed bouquet leaps from the glass with apple blossom, musk, freshly squeezed lemon-lime, hints of guava; a potpourri of aromas to delight the senses.
Palate: The freshness whispers ‘new vintage’- its gentle and inviting, pretty and elegant, then powerful and alive, filling the mouth with citrus and minerality. Like all the wines from this vineyard, the flavours go on and on…. and on. On approach, it is a very different wine than 2019 in its wonderfully perfumed floral traits, but on the finish, it is all Poonawatta The Eden, with concentrated flavour and a long, vibrant finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Riesling
History of Poonawatta
The Poonawatta Shiraz vineyard, originally planted in 1880, was returned to the Poonawatta property in 1971 after it was separated as part of WW1 soldier repatriations in 1922. This old vineyard serves as the centerpiece, and it is a privilege to care for these precious old vines, which are the oldest in the area. With only about 900 original vines remaining, it is truly a valuable treasure.
In 1972, Riesling vineyard was added and from 1978 to 1982, a small Shiraz vineyard was established, row by row. The third Shiraz vineyard was planted in 2007 and a Grenache vineyard was planted in 2019, all these block are producing single vineyard estate wines.
Fruit from other Eden Valley growers are also purchased to produce regional series wines. Supporting local growers and creating special single-vineyard wines that they can take pride in is a way to extend the passion for the Eden Valley.
As a boutique producer of small volume, hand-crafted artisan wines, it draws on the history, heritage, and community to create wines that are authentic and reflect a sense of place. The focus is to achieve the best from every vintage with a passion for winemaking.