2020 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.


94 Points

James Halliday (Tyson Stelzer)

True to the 2020 season, this is a rich and powerful yet high-tensile riesling, launching out ripe and full with baked apple and kaffir lime fruit, morphing through the palate into a honed and tense finish of pure lemon and lime juice. Crystalline acidity unites seamlessly with powder-fine phenolic grip to lay out tension, structure and endurance.

93 Points

The Real Review (Ralph Kyte-Powell)

Very much in the classic style of generations past, it’s pale and shiny, with a big varietal nose suggesting lime juice cordial, dried flowers, bakery spice and steel. Plump in texture, full-flavoured, tightly-structured and dry, it’s a wine of real concentration and personality.

Grape Variety:

Riesling 100%

Technical Details:

Alcohol 12.5%|pH 2.87|Acidity 8.3 g/L|Residual sugar: 2.1g/L


Region: High Eden Valley|Altitude: 550m above sea level|Aspect: north-east facing|Soil: shallow sandy loam and schist over granite bedrock|Vine Age: 19 years old on own roots|Row Orientation: north-south|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

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