Producer: Langmeil Barossa
Great winter rains in 2011 saw vines flourish leading into the season ahead. A reasonably mild summer with only a couple of heat spikes meant vintage kicked off to a normal start in the third week of February. Early ripening Shiraz parcels, early picked Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon for Bella Rouge showed the true potential of the vintage. A timely rain at the end of February brought with it a very mild and dry autumn, with lovely cool nights and a more gentle pace for ripening, allowing vintage to run smoothly, ending mid-April with beautifully ripened Eden Valley Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mataro. Overall, quality excelled with all varieties, making classification difficult yet exemplary. Paul Lindner, Chief Winemaker
Tasting Notes: Colour: Pale straw with green hues.
Aroma: A lifted bouquet of limes and granny smith apple mingle deliciously with a little talc and confectionary hints. Palate: Juicy, refreshing and lively on the palate with a lovely, fine frizzante to help deliver fresh lime and apple to the taste buds. Medium sweet, natural grape sugars are well balanced with zingy, crisp acidity which the Riesling grape is famous for and the finish is long, zesty, and fruitful.
Region: Eden Valley
Grape Variety: Riesling
Alcohol percentage: 8.5%