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PEWSEY VALE The Contours 2011

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PEWSEY VALE The Contours 2011

The Contours Riesling, released with five years bottle age, is typified by lemon curd, white peach, herb garden, oil skin aromas, a natural mineral character and creamy flavours. A compelling "width and softness" is central to the style. Sourced from a single contour-planted south-facing block that was planted in 1965, on sandy loam over clay, this classic bone-dry Eden Valley style is crushed, drained and cold vinified in stainless steel with neutral yeasts. Since 2010 the vineyard has been managed biodynamically.
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The Contours Riesling, released with five years bottle age, is typified by lemon curd, white peach, herb garden, oil skin aromas, a natural mineral character and creamy flavours. A compelling "width and softness" is central to the style. Sourced from a single contour-planted south-facing block that was planted in 1965, on sandy loam over clay, this classic bone-dry Eden Valley style is crushed, drained and cold vinified in stainless steel with neutral yeasts. Since 2010 the vineyard has been managed biodynamically.
  • Style: White
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Code: PVTCR
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Country: Australia

Region Eden Valley

The Eden Valley is a cool and elevated sub-region of the Barossa situated in the Barossa Range to the east, overlooking the Barossa Valley. Low water availabilty, high altitude and strong winds make site selection in the region very important . The vineyeard soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock and are comprised mostly of red clay and sandy, silty loams interspersed with schistic gravels. The Eden Valley is renowned for its floral talc scented Rieslings and vibrant fruit pure Shiraz. Cool climate Chardonnay also performs well as does Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Winery PEWSEY VALE

Pewsey Vale Vineyard was first planted in 1841 by Joseph Gilbert. The origin of the earliest vines at Pewsey Vale, as well as the 1962 re-plantings, can be attributed to the "rischling clones" brought to Australia by James Busby in 1832. Best known for the compelling age-worthy The Contours Riesling, Pewsey Vale also produces a regular estate Eden Valley Riesling and an off-dry style called Prima.