Crushed & Cured

Dandelion Vineyards, `Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley` Riesling, Australia, 2021


Bright in the glass with tinges of green and white-gold. Classic aromas of citrus zest, red apples, red apple skin, orange blossom, lime blossom, and hints of herbs are framed by a clear, steely minerality. This is an attractively textural wine displaying the variety's intense purity. Bone-dry, its structure and length is underpinned by bracing acidity

The 'Enchanted Garden' vineyard was planted in 1910 and thrives to this day; a 2.8 hectare Eden Valley site lovingly tended by Sue and Stuart Woodman. The soils consist of sandstone bedrock with ironstone gravels, quartz and red rock fragments on the surface, which provide great minerality for this Riesling.

Whole bunches were hand picked and destemmed without crushing the fruit to fill the press exactly. The free-run juice and pressings were fermented separately in small tanks at controlled temperatures between 11-13°C. The wine was bottled directly with minimal fining and filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard.

Country: Australia 

Region: Eden Valley 

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Riesling 

ABV: 11%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Dandelion Vineyards