Cirrus 2018
Eden Valley
Single Vineyard Riesling

$56.00

Pale green colour, vibrant white currents, grapefruit and fresh lemon juice aromas. The palate is refined, with great intensity and freshness, finishing with a flicker of mineral texture. Released after 12 months of bottle maturation, this wine will mature for many years to come.

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Grape Variety:

  • Riesling 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 12.0%
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  • pH 2.8
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  • Acidity 8.2 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: < 1.0g/L

Vineyards:

  • Single Vineyard
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  • Region: High Eden Valley
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  • Altitude: 550m above sea level
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  • Aspect: north-east facing
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  • Soil: shallow sandy loam and schist over granite bedrock
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  • Vine Age: 18 years old on own roots
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  • Row Orientation: north-south
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  • Pruning: single wire spur pruned

Hand harvested, the fruit was chilled to 6C and then 100% whole bunch pressed. Only the finest free run was taken, up to 440 litres / tonne. Naturally cold-settled for several weeks with only the clearest juice selected for fermentation. Fermented at a cool temperature between 12-13C until completely sugar dry. Left for 4 months on yeast lees before being prepared for bottling.

The High Eden sub-region of Eden Valley is a small and unique region designated by its high altitude, however, it is also defined by the schist soils and rocky outcrops, vast exposure and undulating hillside aspects, enhancing its suitability for growing Riesling. The skies over High Eden are typified by ‘Cirrus’ cloud formations for most of the growing and harvest seasons, making for a picturesque backdrop to the vineyards and a perfect name for this wine. The Cirrus Riesling is made from the very best Single Vineyard wine of High Eden and made in only exemplary years.

Enjoy now until 2038

Reviews

96 Points

James Halliday

Pitch perfect. Citrus and talc with nuances of fennel and custard powder. Excellent drive. Excellent length. Pure and elegant. Campbell Mattinson Aug 2019

97 Points

Wine Orbit - NZ

Supremely delicate and exquisitely poised, the wine shows lime peel, apple and grapefruit notes on the nose, leading to a finely textured palate that is splendidly focused and linear. It offers outstanding fruit purity and clarity, brilliantly supported by perfectly pitched acidity. The wine reveals little, except an undeniable age-worthy potential.

93 Points

The Real Review 93pts

Eden Valley riesling with the raw austerity of the classic style. It's very pale to look at, and the steely nose is closed up tight with little suggestions of spice, flowers and citrus fruit peaking out. The palate is tightly-structured and shy in overt fruit, with lip-smacking balance auguring well for its future. This has the makings of a very fine wine indeed; all it needs is time in bottle to realise its potential. Ralph Kyte-Powell May 2019

93 Points

James Suckling

This has impressive depth and focus with energetic lemons and limes, as well as a thread of fine yet intense acidity on the palate. Holds very long. Good depth here.