Gun Metal Riesling 2016

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

    Green-tinged straw. Vibrant, sharply focused lime zest, lemongrass and honeysuckle aromas, along with an assertive mineral topnote. Dry and focused in the mouth, offering bitter citrus fruit, quince and fresh fig flavors that stretch out steadily with aeration. Concentrated yet taut and animated in style, finishing with strong energy and mineral-driven persistence.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
    Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Finds a balance between elegance and power, with a light and lively body. Offers intense notes of peach blossom, lime zest and honeysuckle. Vibrant and juicy on the finish, where a hint of fresh ginger chimes in. Drink now through 2025.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
    Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

    Finds a balance between elegance and power, with a light and lively body. Offers intense notes of peach blossom, lime zest and honeysuckle. Vibrant and juicy on the finish, where a hint of fresh ginger chimes in. Drink now through 2025.

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