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2013 Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling

2013 Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling

'A powerful, penetrating and precise wine with a long carry.' 
95 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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$197.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • Pewsey Vale The Contours is characterised by a special site, sensitive vine growing and astute winemaking. The Contours Riesling is produced from old vines farmed on the coolest slope within this ruggedly beautiful single vineyard. Bottle ageing for five years before release transforms this Riesling into a complex wine. More richness and complexity will accumulate over future decades.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Growing season conditions were for the most part dry and warm with below average rainfall. Summer temperatures were slightly above average, combined with lower than average crops. The absence of rain led to a smooth, even vintage at Pewsey Vale, where the Riesling grapes retained both natural acidity and great flavours.

    TASTING NOTES

    Pale straw in colour with green hues, the wine opens with intense classic lemon fruit aromas and hints of white flowers. Bottle aged characters of toast, clove oil and lemon grass have started to emerge. A palate of great length and depth with concentrated power, pristine fresh lime juice overlaid with toasted brioche, sage oil and lime marmalade. The wine finishes with a fresh but soft natural acidity which balances the flavour intensity.

  • REVIEWS

    'Medium yellow colour and a paraffin wax bouquet which is clean, fresh and attractive, showing appropriate maturity at five-plus years. The flavour is delicious, and the structure is firm, dry and savoury and adds a light tannin grip to enhance its food compatibility. A powerful, penetrating and precise wine with a long carry.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'Out of childhood and into adolescence with the confidence built of the balance the wine has achieved. The aromas and flavours are all citrus-related, acidity neatly aligned with its allies.'
    94 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion