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Massena 'Stonegarden' Riesling 2018

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A single vineyard wine from the very famous Stonegarden vineyard planted in the Eden Valley in 1947. Utterly delicious, with lemon juice, citrus blossom, lime, lemongrass and an engaging texture. World class.
Massena 'Stonegarden' Riesling
Wine Specs
Region
Eden Valley, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Massena
Winemaker
Jaysen Collins
Bling
95pts James Halliday, 92pts Toni Paterson
Alcohol %
12.5
Size
750 mL
Dan and Jaysen are great protagonists of the artisanal approach to wine making and the Barossa’s heritage of old vines. In a scene that today seems almost as bizarre as a male politician appointing himself Minister for Women, a patch of 60 year old Shiraz vines in the North-Western Greenock district of the Barossa was close to being bulldozed. With a lot of love for the Barossa’s old vines and perhaps a dash of foresight, mates Dan and Jaysen lobbied the grower to sell the fruit to them instead, and the “Eleventh Hour” Shiraz was born. Not limiting themselves to the traditional Barossa varieties, Massena also produce rippingly good wines from Riesling, Viognier, Saperavi, Tannat, Durif, Barbera and Primitivo.
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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Massena

Winery

Massena

Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address: ...
Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address:PO Box 643AngastonSouth Australia, 5352 With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat. Read Full Article
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Massena
Massena

Region: Barossa Valley
Proprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins
Established: 1999
Address:
PO Box 643
Angaston
South Australia, 5352

With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat.

Read more
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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