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.
ü+ Dry, 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.