2013 Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright straw. Vibrant grapefruit, lemon zest and chalky minerals on the incisive nose, with notes of anise and honeysuckle adding complexity. Finely etched citrus zest flavors are complicated by notes of ginger and white pepper, gaining weight with air. The energetic, persistent finish repeats the floral note and leaves a stony quality behind.
Pewsey Vale is one of Australia's leading Riesling producers, with a consistent offering of crisp, well-structured, and refreshing Riesling. They've had a string of very successful vintages recently, with repeated scores in the 90+ range. Made in a crisp, dry style, this Riesling leads with aromas of peach and lime blossom, followed by citrus and mineral notes on the palate. It is a terrific example of Eden Valley Riesling that ages well. Bright and juicy with vibrant acidity, this complements a variety of foods, especially seafood or spicy fare. Drink now through the next 5-7+ years.