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PEWSEY VALE 1961 Block Riesling, Eden Valley 2017

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95 points - JH 95 JH PEWSEY VALE 1961 Block Riesling, Eden Valley 2017 PEWSEY VALE 1961 Block Riesling, Eden Valley 2017

PEWSEY VALE 1961 Block Riesling, Eden Valley 2017

<p>Langton’s is proud to be first to market with the inaugural vintage of this Riesling, a selection from a very special part of the famous <strong>Contours</strong> vineyard.</p> <p>When it comes to Eden Valley Riesling, no name is greater than the <strong>Langton’s Classified</strong> Contours Riesling from Pewsey Vale. </p> <p>The Contours vineyard was first planted in 1841, but the distinctive site we know today -- with vines planted along the contours of an Eden Valley hillside rather than in straight rows -- dates from the 1960s. </p> <p>From 1961 in fact, and this new wine comes from <strong>a single block of the oldest vines</strong>, planted in that year on a north-facing slope. </p> <p>The Contours Riesling is released with five years of bottle age. This new wine -- although almost equally ageworthy -- is a more approachable style and therefore suitable for release (like most other Rieslings) in the year following vintage.</p> <p>For many (or most) the 1961 Block Riesling will be indistinguishable from The Contours. The value here is obvious.</p>
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Langton’s is proud to be first to market with the inaugural vintage of this Riesling, a selection from a very special part of the famous Contours vineyard.

When it comes to Eden Valley Riesling, no name is greater than the Langton’s Classified Contours Riesling from Pewsey Vale.

The Contours vineyard was first planted in 1841, but the distinctive site we know today -- with vines planted along the contours of an Eden Valley hillside rather than in straight rows -- dates from the 1960s.

From 1961 in fact, and this new wine comes from a single block of the oldest vines, planted in that year on a north-facing slope.

The Contours Riesling is released with five years of bottle age. This new wine -- although almost equally ageworthy -- is a more approachable style and therefore suitable for release (like most other Rieslings) in the year following vintage.

For many (or most) the 1961 Block Riesling will be indistinguishable from The Contours. The value here is obvious.

  • Style: Riesling
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Code: PEWSEYVBR
  • 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.
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