Friday, September 18, 2009


 - Eden Valley, SA
 - $12-$21
 - Screwcap
 - 12.5%alc

Yalumba's riesling specialist (although they also release a gewurztraminer and pinot gris) Pewsey Vale, now produce three distinctly different renditions of Eden Valley riesling in the form of a standard release, an off-dry wine (Prima) and a bottle aged riesling (Contours). The standard Pewsey Vale Riesling is a classic Australian cafe wine.

Scented with nashi pear, musk and apricot blossom, the 2009 Pewsey Vale's limey aromas precede a generously full, slightly broad palate which extends deeply with agreeable, chiseled acidity and persistent fruit. Its very austere, limey, chalky flavours finish in a dry and savoury manner, imposing genuine length and good shape throughout a fairly intense palate.

üDry, shapely, austere, limey and long; a fine 2009 from Pewsey Vale and one of the rare vintages where I prefer this over the Heggies. Drink to 2018.
92 points


  1. Also great with fish n chips but more Cafe Primo ;)

  2. It tops the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc for an evening sipping white wine. A pleasure!