“Fastidious” – 2015 Eden Valley Riesling

Author: Ross Noble
Source: The Courier
Review Date: Apr 2016

Veteran respected winemaker Brian Croser says the Tapanappa Eden Valley Single Vineyard Riesling 2015 was vintaged in the “fastidious fashion” that he and Con Moshos have “developed over the past three decades”. Winemaker Moshos “identified the 50-year-old Bartholomeus Vineyard in Eden Valley as a distinguished riesling site” in keeping with Tapanappa’s distinguished site philosophy, though it is not owned by Tapanappa. From fruit late harvested in mid April, the wine “reflects the austere granitic soil, cool climate terroir of Eden Valley and is floral and bone dry”. Only 300 dozen were made and while it is a refreshing, bright young wine now, it is likely to develop further with say, four or five years in the cellar.

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