Thorn-Clarke Single Vineyard Series Eden Valley Riesling 2019


This wine is from a new collection from this Eden Valley/ Angaston based producer with a wide spread of estate vineyards across the whole Barossa region. The labelling, quite prosaic, indicates this riesling is from a single Block (5) within its Mt Crawford Vineyard, which hits 450m above sea level, so we are in one of the coolest sections of the Barossa zone – and it shows in this pointed style.

The wine drills down to its source within one of the variety’s most revered regions, and because of that site specification the wine has everything boffiny riesling fans look for. Read that as an uncommon purity and drive from the moment you greet the glass, cut lime aromas followed by totally connected yellow-green citrus fruit bite, neatly controlled yet prominent and pithy in feel. That’s the minerality of the variety many tasters refer to, rounding out a delicious, crisp and flavourful wine. Drink with fried crumb fish and chippery – the acidity will balance out any undue fattiness.