Head Wines Riesling
Alex Head makes this Eden Valley Riesling in a classical, bone-dry style, with plenty of lemon and lime citrus flavours, and a crisp finish.
Head Wines was created in 2006 by Alex Head with a focus on Rhône varietals from the Barossa and Eden Valleys in South Australia. All of the vineyards are farmed sustainably using organic principles where possible; yields are controlled and grapes are hand-picked. Alex has always been a keen drinker and follower of the wines of the Rhone Valley, thus the "Head Style" is one of optimum ripeness with elegance, freshness, balance and purity of fruit attained by slow, gentle winemaking and careful maturation. Alex has been rewarded with high scores for his wines from all the major critics and is widely viewed as one of the most talented and exciting young winemakers in Barossa.
The grapes come from 3 different vineyards in the Eden Valley, with vines 50-70 years old.
The legendary 'Stonegarden' vineyard (one of the oldest vineyards in Springton let alone greater Barossa) forms the backbone of the wine. Pendee Farm gives the tropical fruit and
Kroehn brings all the lime and citrus.
The grapes were hand picked and whole-bunch pressed. A cool fermentation is carried out with with some solids before the wine is aged on lees for 5 months in stainless steel with 10% old French oak.
Tasting Notes: A superb dry Riesling this is linear, tangy and fresh with crisp focused lime, orange blossom and mineral notes. Incredible purity.
Food Match: Ideal with oysters, seabass ceviche or crab salad
Awards: 93pts Wine Front
92pts Huon Hooke
Farming Practices: Vegan - Contains Sulfites
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Flavour||Floral & Aromatic|