Dandelion Vineyards Wonderland Riesling

 

Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in our wines. To capture variety, vintage and vineyard requires and enlightened approach.

“When I see a weed I see the Devil” is an old grower’s mantra, but we encourage the humble Dandelion amongst the vines as they suppress winter weeds, provide mulch in summer, and their Wishing Clocks to blow off in Spring.

Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards and vignerons. Our wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of our heirloom vineyards with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking.

 

WINEMAKING
Whole bunches from our oldest Riesling vineyard, 98 years in 2009, in the heart of Dandelion Vineyard’s Wonderland the Eden  Valley were hand selected and picked on the6th of March, in the cool of early morning  before sunrise then destemmed in small  batches without crushing the fruit to fill our  press exactly. The free run juice was then fermented in small stainless steel tanks between 11 and 14 degrees Celsius. This Wonderland of the Eden Valley has a high level of natural acidity, (7.7 grams per litre) a pH of 3.15 and although bone dry and alcohol of only 12.5%

Whole bunches from our oldest Riesling vineyard, 98 years in 2009, in the heart of Dandelion Vineyard’s Wonderland the Eden Valley were hand selected and picked on the6th of March, in the cool of early morning before sunrise then destemmed in small batches without crushing the fruit to fill our press exactly.

The free run juice was then fermented in small stainless steel tanks between 11 and 14 degrees Celsius. This Wonderland of the Eden Valley has a high level of natural acidity, (7.7 grams per litre) a pH of 3.15 and although bone dry and alcohol of only 12.5%

 


AWARDS

GOLD MEDAL - CLASS 1 
2010 Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling

BRONZE MEDAL 
Decanter World Wine Awards, Wonderland Riesland 2010

 
REVIEWS
2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Review by: Paul Foster , Charter 
Superb Eden wine, fine intense and fresh. And, yes, there's slate and mineral. Grapefruit, lemon and lime in a long, poised palate. Well away from the softer flowery style of warmer sites. Trophy, Brisbane.   

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Vally Riesling (Vid) 
Review by: Philip White , Independent Weekly Adelaide 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Score: 94 POINTS +++ 
Review by: Philip White , Little White Book 2010 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Review by: Jane Faulkner , The Age, Epicure 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling Review by: Winestar 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Score: Highly Reccomended 
Review by: Lester Jesberg , Winewise 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling Review by: Wining Pom 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling Review by: Wining Pom 

2011 Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills Review by: Wining Pom 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Score: 18.5/20 points Review by: Subiaco Post 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Score: Bronze Medal Review by: Decanter Magazine 

2010 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 
Score: 96 points 
Review by: James Halliday , Australian Wine Companion 2012 

TASTING NOTES
Pristine pale straw with almost fluorescent green tinges. Bursting fruit freshness, with invigorating, intense smells of lime skin, citrus blossom, green apple, ripe guavas and cinnamon spice. Opens with crisp and crunchy fruit flavours lime sorbet, stone-fruit , including apricot as well as classic mandarin citrus on the mid palate, developing into rich lemon meringue tart-like flavour but still with a refreshing steely minerality, balanced with racy, slate-like acidity.



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