We set out on a solid, two day hike around a lake in New Zealand. After sleeping snug as bugs in a wood cabin by the lake (highly recommend!), we set off on the remaining part of the track, only to find an overnight downpour had extinguished any hope of crossing the river. Why not turn back and go the way you came, you say? Adventure...and determination to complete the whole track! However, a near full day detour forced us to face the fact that we had little supplies left. Thankfully, we had over prepared on the wine front. To the intrigue of other hikers, we pulled out one bottle to enjoy over the final hours – a Riesling.
Ooh, tell me more about the wine...
'Folly' is a great example of an Eden Valley Riesling. Fragrant, refreshing and zesty, this wine lingers on the palate and reminds you why this wine is a classic! It makes absolute sense to try this one!
GI (region where grapes sourced): Eden Valley (Barossa) Colour: Pale straw, with green hues. Aroma: Lifted aromas of white flowers, citrus blossum and lime zest. Palate: Intense flavours of kaffir lime leaf and preserved lemon are complemented by beautifully balanced citrus like acidity, showing hints of minerality, leading to a long, clean finish.
Vintage: 2020 Variety: 100% Riesling Harvest Date: 24th February 2020 Maturation: 100% stainless steel fermentation and maturation before being bottled post vintage
Fruit was sourced from the beautiful Eden Valley. Harvested during the cool of night before being crushed and left on skins for 3-4 hours to extract more flavour. The juice was then pressed away from the skins and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to retain the purity of fruit. Following fermentation, the wine was blended and bottled immediately post vintage to ensure freshness.