Cyril Henschke developed the Henschke reputation for premium riesling wines as early as the 1950s from the vineyard areas of Eden Valley, Keyneton and Springton in the Eden Valley wine region. This region provides ideal ripening conditions for the riesling grape and has a unique track record of exceptional ageing potential for the variety. The Eden Valley riesling vineyard is planted on sandy loam over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. The wine is named after ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.
About the Vineyard
Vintage 2019 shaped up to be a challenging one, with below-average yields, however the quality was very high. A dry winter, spring and summer with warmer than average temperatures in January and February lead to the early onset of vintage. For 2019, Riesling is a standout.
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters
Pale straw with lime green hues. Lifted and fragrant aromas of citrus florals, frangipani, finger lime and kaffir lime leaf, with hints of bath salts and green peppercorn. Excellent flavor intensity showing concentrated citrus flavors of lime juice and Meyer lemon, supported by minerality and crispness for an incredibly long and dry finish.
Crumbed King George Whiting, yoghurt tartare, herb salad