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Heirloom Vineyards Eden Valley Riesling 2013

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This edition of Heirloom Riesling is stunning. Free run juice from 70 year old vines is fermented with some pressings and then lees stirred in tank. The result is textural and almond mealy with bright Riesling fruit and exceptional length.
Heirloom Vineyards Eden Valley Riesling
Wine Specs
Region
Eden Valley, SA
Vintage
2013
Winery
Heirloom Vineyards
Winemaker
Elena Brooks
Bling
95pts James Halliday, Gold Medal
Alcohol %
12
Size
750 mL
Heirloom Vineyards was conceived in vintage 2000, when a young winemaking student caught the eye of a silly old wine judge. A love story ensued inspired by two vows: To preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine and our unique old vineyards and to champion the best clones of each variety planted in the most appropriate sites embracing the principals of organic and biodynamic farming. Seven long vintages of trial and error passed before Heirloom Vineyards could make a wine that was fine enough to pass on to future generations.
Eden Valley, SA

Region

Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. ...
Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above ... Read Full Article
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Riesling

Variety

Riesling

Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Rieslin ...
Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) with an increasing trend. In terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terroir ... Read Full Article
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Elena Brooks

Winemaker

Elena Brooks

Dandelion, Sister’s Run, Heirloom Vineyards, Cien y Pico Elena originally hails fro ...
Dandelion, Sister’s Run, Heirloom Vineyards, Cien y Pico Elena originally hails from Lyaskovets, Bulgaria, a small town famous for its wine. She is a qualified winemaker, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide and has made wine for various Australian Wineries as well as being a consultant winemaker to a number of leading wine companies in Spain, Italy and Bulgaria. Born to a MIG Fighter Pilot and Helicopter Mechanic (both of whom happened to be involved in the wine industry in Lyaskovets), Elena's interest in winemaking stemmed from time spent translating for Australian Winemakers Stephen Bennet, David Norman, Dylan Rhymer, Kym Milne MW and others, who work ... Read Full Article
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Sprout Cooking Class - White fish with asparagus tabouli & herbed yoghurt
Sprout Cooking Class - White fish with asparagus tabouli & herbed yoghurt

As you may have seen on our social media, the winedirect.com.au Christmas bash was held at Sprout. The event was a blaring success both in festivities and the calibre of headaches the following morning.. below is one of the recipes we prepared that evening. Pairing wise, we'd suggest something like the 2013 Heirloom Eden Valley Riesling, just to let the acid give the dressing a good shove. Enjoy! [caption id="attachment_2002" align="alignnone" width="300"] Courtesy of Sprout, photo by Tania Pradun.[/caption]

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 bunch flat parsley 1/2 cup dill leaves (optional)
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Thai Marinated Chicken Sliders with Crunchy Asian Slaw and Lime Mayo
Thai Marinated Chicken Sliders with Crunchy Asian Slaw and Lime Mayo

Riesling can be elegant and refreshing, the tang of zesty lemon and lime goes well with Asian cuisine, seafood and sushi or sashimi. Aromatic and citrusy, it carries similar flavours to those used in this marinade and in the slaw dressing and mayo. There’s a mild sweetness in the riesling that works with the coconut but also a mineral edge that doesn’t fight the fish sauce.

The chicken part of this recipe comes from the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet 2 book and is a fabulously tasty and healthy meal with their suggested accompaniment of steamed bok choy. But if you want to carb it up a bit and take things to a whole ‘nother taste dimension, whack the chicken in a slider bun with some zesty lime mayo and a crunchy Asian slaw. This is fantastic picnic food or throw it all in bowls in the centre of a table for a summer session in the backyard. The zingy slaw and lime mayo are also excellent partners with pulled pork.

Marinated chicken

Ingredients

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Elena Brooks
Elena Brooks

Dandelion, Sister’s Run, Heirloom Vineyards, Cien y Pico

Elena originally hails from Lyaskovets, Bulgaria, a small town famous for its wine. She is a qualified winemaker, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide and has made wine for various Australian Wineries as well as being a consultant winemaker to a number of leading wine companies in Spain, Italy and Bulgaria.

Born to a MIG Fighter Pilot and Helicopter Mechanic (both of whom happened to be involved in the wine industry in Lyaskovets), Elena's interest in winemaking stemmed from time spent translating for Australian Winemakers Stephen Bennet, David Norman, Dylan Rhymer, Kym Milne MW and others, who worked at her mother's winery between '93 and '98.

With Stephen Bennet’s support and her family’s encouragement, Elena made the move to Australia and started studying winemaking at Adelaide University in 1998, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science (Oenology). (Elena’s mum was

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Riesling
Riesling

Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) with an increasing trend.

In terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terroir-expressive", meaning that the character of Riesling wines is clearly influenced by the wine's place of origin.

In Australia

In 1838 William Macarthur planted Riesling vines near Penrith in New South Wales. Riesling was the most planted white grape in Australia until the early 1990s when Chardonnay greatly increased

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Eden Valley, SA
Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above sea level, providing cool nights and long warm days for growing season. Perfect for thin-skinned whites like rieslings, which benefit from lots of sunshine and cooler nights, but are susceptible to mould if the ground is damp at harvest time.

History

The township was founded in 1864 by William Lillecrapp (no snickering back there!).
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