Gun Metal Riesling 2017

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: 90 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

    Zesty lime notes jump from the glass on the nose of the Hewitson 2017 Gun Metal Riesling. This is classically lean and streamlined on the palate, offering little more at this point than racy lime juice over a bed of crushed stone, but pair it with Coffin Bay oysters (or any raw oysters for that matter) and it will prove the perfect match. It's not the most concentrated example of Eden Valley Riesling, so I'd opt for drinking it young rather than aging it.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

    Zesty lime notes jump from the glass on the nose of the Hewitson 2017 Gun Metal Riesling. This is classically lean and streamlined on the palate, offering little more at this point than racy lime juice over a bed of crushed stone, but pair it with Coffin Bay oysters (or any raw oysters for that matter) and it will prove the perfect match. It's not the most concentrated example of Eden Valley Riesling, so I'd opt for drinking it young rather than aging it.

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