The Vigneron Platinum series of wines are crafted from parcels of fruit, hand selected by the winemakers, that are unique in character and expressive of their terroir. Made in tiny amounts, these limited release wines are very distinctive and highly collectable
2014 was a spectacular vintage in Eden Valley for producing great Riesling with exceptional aging potential, and the 2014 Vigneron Reserve Eden Valley Riesling was carefully cellared for 4 years prior to release to capture this amazing vintage at its best. As a young wine, it was subtly flavoured with racy acidity, in an almost austere style that needed time to soften and mature to its full potential.
Once in the winery, the grapes were destemmed to press without crushing. After cold fermentation in stainless steel at 10-12 degrees, the wine is then matured on Platinum yeast lees before bottling. With careful ageing, this wine has blossomed from a fragile wallflower into a wine of great elegance, poise, balance and richness.
The subtle straw hue and the aromas that swirl gracefully up from the glass are pure seduction. The rich aroma of freshly toasted sourdough scones with lashings of melted butter and fresh lime curd are instantly brought to mind, complimented by subtle sweet spice notes of clove, cinnamon and star anise with hints of preserved lemon. The palate bursts with brown lime and complex five-spice undertones, adding to the sweet buttery flavour of decadent toasted brioche that rides the length of the palate. Elegantly structured and perfectly balanced, the richly flavoured palate is perfectly complemented by a zesty natural acidity and slate-like minerality that still take centre stage and run the length of the palate to create a long, lingering finish.
While perfectly poised for enjoyment on release, with careful cellaring this wine will continue to delight as it ages for at least 10-15 years to come.