Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Region: South Australia
Cellar Potential: 8 years
St Hallett Eden Valley Riesling 2017
A powerful line of energy. Textured but precise. Flavours reminiscent of wet stone, lemon, lime zest and mineral talc drive across the palate, guided by a vibrant backbone of acidity. A Persistent, elegant and complex finish of great purity and finesse. The grapes for this Riesling are sourced exclusively from Eden Valley. The higher altitude, cool nights and mild day time temperatures are ideal for producing immaculate wines with fresh acidity.
James Haliday, Wine Companion - 92 points
The Wine Front - 90 points
Established by the Lindner family in 1944 St Hallett’s initial focus was the production of fortified wines. The first vintage of Old Block Shiraz in 1980 and its success, accelerated a shift of focus towards the premium table wines St Hallett has become renowned for ever since. Together with other established Barossa winery families such as Rockford, Lehmann, Melton and Burge, St Hallett understood the importance of saving the old vines and focusing on the key varieties for the Barossa region – particularly Shiraz.
Strong long-term relationships with focussed and passionate growers give St Hallett access to the Barossa’s most prized vineyards with some dating back over 100 years. Over time St Hallett has built up a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of sites and climates in the Barossa and with it an appreciation of both dedicated growers and quality vines.
An unrivalled dedication to preserving the integrity of these individual growers’ parcels of fruit has always been the St Hallett philosophy. By tailoring fermentation and maturation to each parcel, we reveal the rich textures, depth and diversity of Barossa wine.