About The Wine
Andrew Wardlaw's gateway skin-contact Riesling from old vine Eden Valley Riesling.
The Riesling pressings spend 12 hours on skins, gaining a lick of bitterness and structure. Fermentation in old oak adds extra texture.
A quietly enticing wine of gentle citrus, spice and moreish delights. Three glasses of this and it's a downward spiral to his 180 day maceration Riesling...
Winemaker Andrew Wardlaw has been making low-intervention wines in the Barossa & Eden Valleys since 1996.
His gentle touch is producing gorgeous, seductive wines with a true sense of place. He uses basket presses and gravity to move the juice around, preserving all the natural deliciousness of the fruit.
As Andrew told Mike Bennie in a GT WINE article, “I was growing grapes organically – no chemicals, no additives – so it made sense to do the same as organic gardening, to throw everything [undesirable] in the winery away,” he says. “I’ve been doing it for ages. People just thought I was a bit crazy.”
If you feel like dipping your toe into natural wines, this is a safe place for you to start.