Gun Metal Riesling 2015

Hewitson

Eden Valley is recognised as one of the world’s great Riesling regions. This single vineyard is recognised as one of the best Eden Valley vineyards. The specific topography and mineral profile provide ideal conditions for Riesling. Gun Metal describes the grey-coloured stone amongst the vineyard while symbolizing the steely minerality of the wine.

The aroma and flavor of this single vineyard Riesling reflect the minerals and microclimate in which it is grown. No added sugar. No added acid. Pure expression of the vineyard. Vineyard: Moculta Road Vineyard
Planting system: trellised, canopy wires, north-south rows.
Vine density: 2,500 vines per Ha
Farming: minimum drip irrigation, triticale between rows, hand pruned

Additional Information

Pale straw with green tinges. Lime minerals and powder. Citrus, especially lime predominates the flavour profile, while carrying the trademark minerality that Gun Metal is renowned for.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Eden Valley
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Ancient oxidised ferrous loams over shale
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  • Avg Vine Age: 25 years
  • Yield: 3 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 4.1 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Riesling

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Limpid straw-yellow. Lively, precise scents and flavors of musky kaffir lime, quinine and dusty minerals, plus a suave floral nuance. Firm and vibrant in the mouth, where a deeper suggestion of pear emerges. Closes dry and precise, showing excellent clarity and lingering spiciness.

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    This light- to medium-weight wine is drinkable nowtry it with Coffin Bay oysters if you canbut should also age well for up to 15 years. Notes of citrus, lime and crushed stone are mouthwatering and refreshing.

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Halliday Wine Companion Author: James Halliday
    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Refreshing and elegant, fruit and acid happy to remain in their due place. Drink it now for its zest, or in a decade for the layers of fruit and honey it will have by then.

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