Woods Crampton White Label Eden Valley Riesling

Grape Variety 100% Riesling
Winemaker Igor Kucic
Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 12.5%

 

Sourced primarily from a single, established vineyard situated at almost the highest point in the Eden Valley, well over 500m in altitude.  Close to Mountadam and the old Leo Buring High Eden Vineyard, the site is an ideal expression of High Eden Riesling.

Hand harvested and whole bunch pressed with only the finest free run (less than five hundred litres per tonne was used). The fermentation was very cool, at around twelve degrees, and allowed to ferment to bone dry. The absence of the influence of solids is crucial to the purity of the style.

“Floral and perfumed with an array of citrus fruit, lilac and lavender. The palate is intense and tightly-wound with outstanding purity. As with all great Riesling, the key is the long, fine acid line and vibrant finish. A enjoyable and refreshing drink now but most definitely a long term cellaring proposition.”

 

Summary

What began as a yearly diversion for label designer Aaron Woods and marketer Nicholas Crampton has grown into a full time obsession. The ambition of Woods Crampton is to create unforced wines that showcase the quality of their fruit and tell the story of their vineyards.

 

Vineyard

Sourced from three higher altitude and well established Eden Valley vineyards just below 600 metres (the cut-off for High Eden regionality)

 

Winemaking

The fruit was hand harvested early in the morning into small bins before rapid transportation to the winery. Following a chill overnight at seven degrees overnight the fruit was whole bunch pressed. The fermentation was very cool, at around twelve degrees, and allowed to ferment to bone dry. The absence of the influence of solids is crucial to the purity of the style. 

 

2015 Vintage

Another cracking Eden Valley Riesling vintage. Due to previous conditions 2015 was always set up to be a low yielding vintage but spring frosts certainly didn’t help. After good winter rains, the summer was relatively dry and close water management was required. What really set up the vintage was a cool January with rain at just the right time to freshen up the vines. The resulting fruit is outstanding with delicate flavours and truly lovely natural acidity.  

 

Tasting Note

Pale, almost clear, with vivid green highlights.  The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure, offering glimpses of its potential, with a core of delicate citrus flavours and beautiful mineral acidity. 

 

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