Mount Edward Riesling 2009 The Drumlin

The Drumlin is Mount Edward’s home block Riesling, the wine grown from vines that sit on a small, steep, north facing vineyard beside the Mount Edward winery in Gibbston.

Everything is done by hand as the site is too steep for machinery. The glacial based, gravelly schist soils, give a nice mineral backbone to the wine. Harvested in late April at a very low 1 tonne per hectare, this Riesling is medium in style, the residual sugar balanced by a clean crisp acidity. Delicate yet complete, this wine is drinking extremely well now but can be cellared with confidence.

Aperitif in style with a low 9.0 % alc 69 cases total

92 points Lisa Perrotti Brown MW Sept 09 on E Robert Parker .com

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