2017 Stonegarden Riesling 750ml


2017 Stonegarden Riesling 750ml


2017 Stonegarden Riesling

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling

Origin: Single vineyard wines from the distinguished Stonegarden vineyard in the Eden Valley, with old vine heritage and limited production. The wines produced from this special piece of history are something to behold, with Shiraz contributing to a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Riesling while singing their respective varietal character, have a common vineyard thread of beautiful aromatics and subtle minerality.

Sub Region: Springton, Eden Valley

Winemaking: Cool fermented under 14 degrees in stainless steel tanks over several weeks, gentle pressing and 100% free run juice.

The Wine: Subtle lime leaf, lemongrass and white blossoms combine with lemon sherbet to give a bright and complex aroma. Flavours of Meyer lemon are shared with grapefruit and lemon pith astringency plus a textural element not always associated with Australian Riesling. The natural acidity gives verve and energy, whilst the slate stone minerality leaves you salivating for more..

Cellaring: Up to ten years.

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95 Points

1940s vines. Textural, powerful, persistent. Lime juice and crystals, talc and spice, mineral. A hint of orange blossom. A trace of fruit sweetness. It's pretty and it's purposeful, and it feels soft as it extends along your tongue. A treat of a wine.

James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion

92 Points

The first vintage produced, Massena’s 2017 Stonegarden Riesling comes from an Eden Valley vineyard planted in 1947. It’s medium-bodied and dry, with lime, orange and tangerine notes a bit like a Creamsicle, finishing long and mouthwatering. Drink it young for the immediacy of youth, or let it acquire honeyed, marmalade and toast notes in five to eight years.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Sept 2018