Henschke Julius Riesling 2019

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.

Wine Production

Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Pairing

Crumbed King George Whiting, yoghurt tartare, herb salad 

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Eden Valley
Soil composition
Sandy loam over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay
Elevation
1,640 feet
Average Vine Age
50 years
Harvest time
March 5-14, 2019
First vintage of this wine
1994
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Riesling
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation
none
Fining agent
Animal based
Analytical Data
Alcohol
11.5 %
pH level
2.98
Acidity
7.2 g/L

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