Pewsey Vale Vineyard
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Prima Riesling

Prima Riesling

"In 1997 when we were planning the 150th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Pewsey Vale Vineyard we held a tasting from our museum of a selection of wines from the 60's - 90's. I was fascinated to taste a spatlese (sic) Riesling that was made in 1979. At 10% alcohol and 20g/L of sugar, with 18 years of bottle age (under Stelvin) the wine was still looking fresh and balanced, without obvious sugar but gorgeous fruit intensity. It was evident this was a style the Vineyard could produce well. With this wine still in mind we commenced a programme in 2004 to make an early harvest wine from the Pewsey Vale Vineyard. The aim was to make a wine with hallmarks of what we know Pewsey Vale Riesling is, yet with lower alcohol and a fine balance of natural acid and residual fruit sugar." Louisa Rose, Winemaker

The Contours Riesling

The Contours Riesling

Pewsey Vale Vineyard "The Contours" is characterised by a special site, loving viticulture and astute winemaking. "The Contours" Riesling is produced from old vines farmed on the coolest slope within this ruggedly beautiful single vineyard. Bottle aging for five years before release transforms fresh lemon and floral Riesling aromatics into a complex wine of limes and brioche, with minerality and line. More richness and complexity will accumulate over future decades.

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