Orlando Steingarten Riesling 2019


It is a bit of an honour when a wine like this arrives at the door. Steingarten is one of the rieslings that put the Eden Valley on the map – the lean, stony soils of the Steingarten vineyard showcasing just how good this region can be for riesling, not only for their complexity but also ability to age well.

The 2019 vintage is Steingarten at its best – in a tight, lean, youthful and bright style, coiled up and only hinting at what it has to offer. Lime juice and wet stone aromas are lifted by touches of pepper and spice. In the mouth it is feather-light and silky with concentrated but embryonic fruits underscored by mouth-watering acidity driving a long and fine finish. The wine is delicious now but also has all the foundations for a long life ahead.