Powell & Son Eden Valley Riesling
Powell & Son (first vintage 2014) is the venture of Barossa Valley legend Dave Powell and his son Callum. This Riesling comes from a 5ha vineyard in the Flaxman’s Valley district of the Eden Valley (Barossa Region) where the low-yielding vines were planted (at 460m) in the 1930s. Grapes are hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, cold settled and fermented dry in stainless steel prior to cold stabilisation and bottling. The wine aims to be a pure expression of Eden Valley Riesling.
About 300 dozen are made each year and the wine displays typical characters of Eden Valley Riesling: lemon rind, floral perfumes, honeysuckle and crushed stones, a fresh palate with a firm acid backbone and a long steely finish.