Prima Riesling 2021

Prima Riesling 2021

Pewsey Vale Vineyard Prima Riesling is an early harvest style of wine made from grapes picked three to four weeks before the rest of the vineyard. Semi-dry style. Vibrant with perfumed fruits and fine citrus flavours, balanced with chalky mineral acidity.
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Pewsey Vale Vineyard Prima Riesling is an early harvest style of wine made from grapes picked three to four weeks before the rest of the vineyard. Semi-dry style. Vibrant with perfumed fruits and fine citrus flavours, balanced with chalky mineral acidity.

The Details

Tasting Note Very pale in colour with green hues; the aroma has hints of classic Pewsey Vale Riesling characters but is most redolent of white cherries, nectarines and lychees. The palate shows great intensity, length and finesse with vibrancy of perfumed guava and mandarin, overlaid with a touch of white cherry, sorbet and clove.
Best Enjoyed With Try with a green papaya salad, Thai fish cakes and lime wedges or poached apples with lemongrass and ginger.
Treatment Chosen for their fine citrus flavours, the grapes were carefully harvested when their natural sugar levels were near 10 baumé. The final wine has been made in a semi-dry style, maintaining a balance between the fruit sweetness and the chalky mineral acidity. The naturally lower alcohol of the wine further heightens its refreshing character.
Vintage 2021
Varietal Riesling
Region Eden Valley
Alcohol by Volume 9%
Winemaker Louisa Rose
Cellaring Recommendations Now - 2031
Pack Size Options 1 , 6

Accolades

A lovely off-dry spritzy style
Pale colour. Attractive lime, grapefruit aromas with herb notes. A lovely off-dry spritzy style on the palate with plentiful grapefruit, tonic water lime notes, fine al dente textures, a hint of fizz and fresh cutting acidity. Drink early to capture the wonderful transparency of fruit. Now–soon.
Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson

95 Points - Halliday Wine Companion
I must admit, I've a soft spot for off-dry riesling. Disclaimer: I'm a Kiwi and a fan of German wines so this makes sense, but I've always enjoyed the Prima. Those fresh lime and crunchy apple notes are there, sluiced with soft spice and heady blossom notes, but I love the dance between sweetness and acid, the tension and the tempering effect of the acidity on the perception of sweetness. It's about balance and the Prima gets it right, especially in the impressive 2021 vintage.
Dave Brookes

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