Cirrus 2019
Eden Valley
Single Vineyard Riesling

2019 Cirrus Single Vineyard High Eden Riesling


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 3.01
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  • Acidity 6.9 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: < 1.0g/L


  • 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: 19 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


95 Points

James Halliday

A very expressive bouquet with a mix of pear / apple / grapefruit. The fruit flavour intensity is mouthfilling, half suggesting there's some residual sugar but there isn't (1.1g/l residual sugar can't be detected).

95 Points

The Real Review

Pale lemon colour throughout the glass. Lemon balm, talcum and seashell aromatics. Lime cordial and sherbet. Chalky in texture, a good lick of crunchy phenolics balances the sweetness of primary fruit whilst acid is the powerhouse that drives it along. Classic Eden. Stuart Knox

Rank #4 of 50 2019 Riesling from Eden Valley

The Real review

97 Points

Wine Orbit

Exquisite, detailed and precise, the wine offers delicately lifted aromas of lime sorbet, crunchy apple and wet limestone on the nose, leading to a refined palate delivering exceptional concentration and flow. Perfectly proportioned and impeccably harmonious. Sam Kim


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